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Joseph Pierre awarded $423,292 grant to study Hirschsprung disease in newborns

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Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, received a $423,292 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the pathophysiology of Hirschsprung Disease in newborns. Ankush Gosain, MD,… Read More

Western Diet Linked To Changes In Gut Fungi And Metabolism

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The microbes that live in our guts, or microbiota, are known to play important roles in how our bodies metabolize the food we eat and many other aspects of our health. To date, however, the majority of studies have focused on bacteria, and few have looked at viruses. This means that research has largely ignored… Read More

The gut mycobiome influences the metabolism of processed foods

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Studies of the microbiome in the human gut focus mainly on bacteria. Other microbes that are also present in the gut — viruses, protists, archaea and fungi — have been largely overlooked. New research in mice now points to a significant role for fungi in the intestine — the communities of molds and yeasts known… Read More