Altering the microbiome prenatally and in the critical first years of life can impact risk of obesity, asthma and neurodevelopmental disorders. What can clinicians do to protect or restore an infant’s gut microbiome?
A metabolite of the essential amino acid phenylalanine has been shown to play an important role in driving cardiovascular disease by enhancing platelet reactivity and acting upon platelet adrenergic receptors.
A team led by Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, receives the first “Program Project” award focused on the gut microbiome. Three related research projects will be supported in a quest for new mechanistic and therapeutic insights.
New research establishes the urinary tract microbiome as a pathogenic target for urinary stone disease, describes the role of bacteria in protective and pathogenic contexts and lays a foundation for future clinical applications.
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PPIs are safe and effective drugs — when they are taken as indicated. But there are also risks associated with their use, especially inappropriate use. Drs. Gail Cresci and Amandeep Singh explain.
The physician-scientist draws the American Heart Association’s highest scientific honor for decades of pioneering research in multiple areas.