The Gut Bacteria of Cockroaches Provide a Potential Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

A new study suggests that the gut bacteria from cockroaches produce potent antibacterial compounds that could be utilised against multidrug-resistant pathogens. The Facts Antibiotic resistance has become a prominent issue in the treatment of bacterial infections, and has therefore emerged as a significant global threat to human health. An estimated 25,000 people die each year … Read more

Probiotics and Colorectal Cancer – Potential Chemoprotective Mechanisms

Utilising an experimental model in rats, a recent study has identified how probiotic intake may help prevent colorectal cancer initiation. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, so although incidence has remained stable in the UK and US since the mid-1990s, CRC remains an incredibly common cancer. Moreover, CRC incidence and mortality … Read more