Makeup of an individual’s gut bacteria may play role in weight loss

Gut bacteria that provide people with more energy from food may be responsible for the inability of some people to lose weight. Credit: © adrian_ilie825 / Fotolia A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose…

Intestinal bacteria produce an electric current from sugar, finds study

A new study from Lund University in Sweden found that intestinal bacteria can create an electric current. According to the Science Daily report, the results are valuable for the development of drugs and also for the production of bioenergy. However, it is already known that bacteria can create an electric current outside their own cell, known…