Gut Bacteria

Human Gut-In-A-Dish Model Helps Define 'Leaky Gut'

by University of California - San Diego
3D human gut organoids reveal molecular system that keeps intestinal linings sealed, demonstrate how the system breaks down and how it can be strengthened with the diabetes drug metformin

Bats Don't Rely on Gut Bacteria the Way Humans Do

by The Field Museum

A new paper reveals that the microbiomes of closely-related bats can be totally different from each other, which suggests that having a community of helpful gut bacteria may not be so important for this group of mammals