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Gut microbiota: defense against food allergies?

The risk of allergic reaction to b-lactoglobulin could be correlated to the composition of the gut microbiota. Increasing the levels of some species, especially Anaerostipes caccae, could protect against cow's milk protein allergy and become a new therapeutic approach.   Prevalence of foo...

Autism: a new fecal microbiota transplant protocol shows promising results

In autistic children, an intensive combined protocol based on fecal microbiota transplant showed long-term significant reduction in disease-associated gastrointestinal and behavioral disorders. These encouraging results still have to be confirmed.   Gut dysbiosis and gastrointestinal diso...

Fecal transplant and recurrent Clostridium difficile infections: bacteriophages are necessary in donors

According to a Canadian study, the diversity and relative abundance in donors’ bacteriophages seem to have an impact on the success of fecal transplants in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.   Despite the positive results obtained with fecal microbiota transplants (...
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Fecal transplants

Fecal transplant consists of implanting a healthy microbiota through natural passages into a patient to restore their microbial ecosystem. Fecal transplant is an intervention that has been known and practiced for a long time, since the first signs of its use appear in China in the 4th century. Ho...
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