Obesity, Bacteria & Your Gut Microbiome

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Can a Fibre-rich Diet Help Control Diabetes?

A high-veg diet can help treat type 2 diabetes – and it seems to do this by altering gut bacteria. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over 12 weeks 16 people followed a low-fat, low-carb diet; and 27 people ate a… Read More

Bacteria & Clearing Landmines

“Genetically engineered fluorescent bacteria can hunt for mines Battlefields strewn with mines are one of the nastiest legacies of war. They ensure that, long after a conflict has ceased, people continue to be killed and maimed by its aftermath. In 1999, the year the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty came into force, there were more than 9,000 such casualties, most… Read More