About bacteria

2015

 

Bacteria in the gut break down complex carbohydrates and could be used to help treat Crohn’s disease.

Cuskin F, Lowe EC […] Gilbert HJ. Human gut Bacteroidetes can utilize yeast mannan through a selfish mechanism. Nature 2015;517: 165-169.

See also, “Could gut bacteria that help us digest beef & bread fight disease, too?” Michigan Medicine, Jan. 8, 2015; and “Yeast-devouring gut bacterium may provide new Crohn’s treatments,” Translational Microbiome Research Form, Jan. 12, 2015.