Jeffrey Gordon

Sep. 06, 2013

Do Your Gut Bacteria Influence Your Metabolism?

The microbes in your gut may help determine if you are thin or obese.

Jeffrey Gordon, gut bacteria, gut flora, lean, obese, nutrition, diet, fat, obesity epidemic, microbial community

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Does Probiotic Yogurt Really Affect Digestion?

A study suggests good bacteria in yogurt affect digestion, but not by repopulating the gut’s flora.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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