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Vanessa Ridaura

Gut Bacteria Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Shows

Gut Bacteria Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Shows This photo provided by the Washington University School of Medicine shows Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura examining samples of gut bacteria taken from fat or lean people. Their research transplanted human ...

The Daily Reflector

This handout photo provided by the Washington University School of Medicine shows Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura of Washington University in St. Louis example samples of gut bacteria taken from fat or lean people. Their research transplanted human intestinal ...

Study: The right gut bacteria might control weight

Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura, of Washington University in St. Louis, examine samples of gut bacteria. Their research transplanted human intestinal microbes into germ-free mice and found certain bugs may help fight obesity. tomday09, If you could stop being so ...

Human germs from obese people make mice fat

Louis Vanessa Ridaura handles bacteria cultures from twins that will be transplanted into mice as she discusses the research with Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University. Gut bacteria from obese humans made mice pack ...

Is a Slim Physique Contagious?

Led by microbiologist Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura, the team took advantage of one of the rodents' least endearing habits: They eat each other's poop. After letting this happen, the researchers discovered that microbes from the lean twins seemed to be particularly ...

A gut infection can keep mice lean

And normal-weight mice given microbes from obese mice pack on extra fat, says coauthor Vanessa Ridaura, also of Washington University. These and other hints have led researchers to experiment with fecal transplants to flush out bad gut microbes and dump in good ones. The transplants can ...

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