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Escaping gut bacteria may trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis appears linked to a bacterium Prevotella copri, which has escaped from the gut into the bloodstream and causes inflammatory compounds to be...

Your microbiome controls your immune response

Our antibodies are built and strengthened and their responsive abilities determined by our gut microbiomes long before we are attacked by an infection. If...

Gut bacteria and the immune system – a two way process

Japanese researchers at the Riken Yokahama Institute for Integrative Medicine in Kyoto have shown that Immunoglobulin A antibodies (IgA) secreted by the host in...

Do your gut bacteria control your basic genetics?

We have all been told that your Mum's and Dad's DNA determines your height and build and eye colour. But new research from Washington...