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The gut microbiome: an under-recognised contributor to the COVID-19 pandemic?

The gut microbiome: an under-recognised contributor to the COVID-19 pandemic? Free PMC article Abstract The novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spread rapidly across the globe, culminating in major global morbidity and mortality. As such, there has been a rapid escalation in scientific and clinical activity aimed at increasing

Nanoparticle Probiotic “Backpacks” Show Promise for Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis

Nanoparticle Probiotic “Backpacks” Show Promise for Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Probiotic bacteria, like elite firefighters heading into the wilderness to combat an uncontrolled blaze, do a better job of quelling gut inflammation when they’re outfitted with the finest gear. Just how much promise some well-equipped gut-friendly bacteria hold

Probiotics and Covid-19

Probiotics and Covid-19 Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become pandemic very rapidly at the beginning of 2020. In the rush to possible therapeutic options, probiotics administration has been proposed mainly based on indirect observation. Some evidence of COVID-19 effects on intestinal microbiota dysbiosis has been shown and probiotics have been considered for

Make-up of gut microbiome may influence COVID-19 severity and immune response

Make-up of gut microbiome may influence COVID-19 severity and immune response Date:January 11, 2021 Summary:The variety and volume of bacteria in the gut, known as the microbiome, may influence the severity of COVID-19 as well as the magnitude of the immune system response to the infection, suggests research published online in the journal Gut.

DISCOVERY: Nature Med Study Connects Gut Microbes with Biomarkers of Disease

DISCOVERY: Nature Med Study Connects Gut Microbes with Biomarkers of Disease A large-scale international study using metagenomics and blood chemical profiling discovered a panel of 15 gut microbes that are closely associated with lower risks of common conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Some of the identified gut microbes are so

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