Microbial metabolites as risk factors for Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at the University of Vienna have discovered a microbial metabolite that destroys dopamine-producing neurons. From the press release: “…the researchers focused on a metabolite produced by the bacterium Streptomyces […]

Common food additive promotes colon cancer in mice

“Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter intestinal bacteria in a manner that promotes intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer, according […]

Blast of thin air can reset circadian clocks

“In the paper, the researchers show that changing the concentration of oxygen in cells by just 3%, twice a day, will synchronize mouse cells to a circadian rhythm.”