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Antibiotics Kill Good Bacteria

Not only are antibiotics good guys that do many beneficial things for you, including building and maintaining your immune strength and kill off infection-producing culprits, yet they slay good gut-dwelling bacteria that protect you from gastrointestinal distress.


Antibiotics Kill Good Bacteria
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Indian Council of Medical Research Looking at Probiotics as an Alternative to Antibiotics

Could probiotics - good bacteria, become an alternative to antibiotics that are fast becoming resistant?
This is what the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) wants to find out.

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Common Parasite Uncovers Key Cause of Crohn's Disease

Immune systems have their sinister side, especially when they have not learned how hard to fight. Crohn's Disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases inflict more than a million Americans with unbearable pain and digestive turmoil because of uncontrolled immune responses in the gut.


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Immune System Changes Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease Revealed

Scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered some of the key molecular events in the immune system that contribute to inflammatory bowel disease. The results, which help researchers move one step further in their efforts to develop new drugs to treat inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases, are reported in the November 2010 edition of the journal Mucosal Immunology from the Nature Publishing Group.

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