Researchers examined the effects of HLA-B27 and HLA-DRB1 alleles on the intestinal microbiome of healthy individuals.
Probiotics could reduce the health care and economic burden of flu-like respiratory tract infections.
Researchers are still elucidating how weight loss after bariatric surgery affects the gut microbiome and overall health.
Injecting mice with microbial antigens via adjuvant CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG-ODN) and/or curdlan can induce antigen-specific mucosal and systemic immune responses that protect against microbe-associated intestinal diseases.
Infant nontoxigenic and toxigenic C difficile colonization may be linked to humoral immune responses that can provide protection against C difficile infection later in life.
The impact of eradicated Helicobacter pylori on the pediatric gastric microbial community structure shows restoration of bacterial diversity consistent with noninfected children in the same endemic region.
Researchers determined whether gut microbiota was associated with bone mineral density in individuals at high risk for reduced BMD and fractures.
The use of levofloxacin as prophylaxis for the prevention of neutropenic fever and bloodstream infections was associated with less disruption of the gut microbiome in patients with hematologic malignancy.
Sensitization to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins was linked to an increased subsequent risk for severe asthma and asthma exacerbations.
It has long been acknowledged by the medical community that there is some link between asthma and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Methanosphaera stadtmanae was significantly less frequent and in lower abundance in fecal samples of children with asthma compared with children without asthma.