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Mucus-Eating Gut Bacteria May Promote Fever After Cancer Treatment
The expansion of mucus-degraders in the mouse gut—possibly due to poor nutrition—thins the colon’s mucus layer and may weaken defenses against blood-infecting microbes.
Mucus-Eating Gut Bacteria May Promote Fever After Cancer Treatment
Mucus-Eating Gut Bacteria May Promote Fever After Cancer Treatment

The expansion of mucus-degraders in the mouse gut—possibly due to poor nutrition—thins the colon’s mucus layer and may weaken defenses against blood-infecting microbes.

The expansion of mucus-degraders in the mouse gut—possibly due to poor nutrition—thins the colon’s mucus layer and may weaken defenses against blood-infecting microbes.

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Opinion: Changing When and How Much We Eat May Extend Healthspan
Joseph S. Takahashi and Carla B. Green | Aug 1, 2022 | 4 min read
Fasting, eating only at certain times of day, and restricting overall calorie intake can collectively contribute to lifespan extensions in animals. Could the same hold true in humans?
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Genetically Altered Mice Harness Benefits of Calorie Restriction  
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Feb 11, 2022 | 4 min read
A study identifies a gene that appears to be partially responsible for the health effects of a limited diet.
Caloric Restriction Slows Signs of Aging in Humans
Diana Kwon | Mar 26, 2018 | 2 min read
Findings from a randomized, controlled trial finds that reducing food intake decreases metabolism and reduces oxidative damage to tissues and cells.
Image of the Day: Starved Worm
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Nov 14, 2017 | 1 min read
A heat map of gene expression provides insights on the genes that help C. elegans survive severe caloric restriction.  
Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017 | 2 min read
Food restriction decreases a metabolite that impedes associative learning in worms. 
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