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New evidence of how gut microbes affect Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) have uncovered a new mechanism linking bacteria in the gut to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). They have found that certain bacteria release molecules that interact with the lining of the gut to influence a process known as epithelial cell shedding. This shedding process is vital to maintaining […]

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New Fellowship tackling Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr Jo Brooks has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship, to fund her PhD studies on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Through this Fellowship, Jo is hoping to better understand how people go from having a normal healthy bowel to suffering from IBD. IBD affects over 250,000 people in the UK, and includes a […]

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False colour image of R. gnavus bacteria feeding on mucus (Image: Kathryn Cross, IFR)

How bacteria with a sweet tooth may keep us healthy

Some gut bacterial strains are specifically adapted to use sugars in our gut lining to aid colonisation, potentially giving them a major influence over our gut health. We live in a symbiotic relationship with trillions of bacteria in our gut. They help us digest food, prime our immune system and keep out pathogens. In return […]

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