Explained: How drug mules transport Europe's cocaine in their gut
According to authorities, nearly 30 drug mules board every flight from Guyana's capital Cayenne to France. Women and even children are among those who risk their lives for a few thousands dollars by swallowing tightly wrapped packages of the drug, or hiding them in their body cavities
Changes in gut microbiome could predict healthy ageing and longevity, new study claims
While no two microbiomes are identical, people on average share about 30 percent of the diversity in gut bacterial species.
Landmark study uncovers link between gut microbes, good health and chronic illnesses
The findings add to mounting evidence that gut health affects overall wellbeing in ways we don't fully understand.
Gut-lung axis: Intestinal microbiome and metabolite changes may be linked to COPD, reveals study
The researchers suggested that understanding the gut-lung axis better — especially how it affects respiratory disease progression — could also provide appropriate avenues for the development of therapies, drugs, and possibly even a cure for COPD in the future
Good gut bacteria helps human immune system protect brain from infections, says study
The researchers found that the antibodies are constantly being produced in the brain sinuses instead of only at the time of infection.
Animals know the importance of social distancing to stop the spread of microbes, finds study
Being in close proximity or accidentally brushing up against someone else may be all it takes to transmit certain microbes.
How to improve your gut health
Gut microbes help us out with digestion and derive their energy through the same digestive process that provides us with our energy.
Scientists linked physical limit of human endurance to a person's stomach activity
While human beings stand out with their physical performance, migratory birds have good endurance as well.
Over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the gut
Most gut bacteria are harmless, however, the gut is also home to bacteria that can cause infections.
Scientists find that earthworm guts can digest cellulose, opening new avenues for the recycling of organic waste
Cellulose-degrading bacteria in the gut of an earthworm breaks it down into carbon, hydrogen and oxygen which makes up most of the soil organic matter.