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Gut bacteria sends signals to the brain to make us fat

Our gut bacteria send signals to the brain and encourage us to eat more, and may cause us to put on weight.

Healthy gut microbes could treat malnutrition

Gut microbes taken from healthy children reduced the harmful side effects of malnutrition in mice, including stunted growth and development.

Ancient living soil microbes discovered over two kilometres beneath the seafloor

A new study has drilled deeper into the seabed than ever before, and discovered a thriving community of ancient soil microbes, tens of millions of years old

C-section infants don’t get enough good microbes

Children born by Caesarean section start life with insufficient intestinal bacteria flora. These bacteria are known to play a part in protecting children from developing allergies and children who lack them may be at higher risk of other health problems.