Gut microbiomes can predict non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

There is a microbe in stool samples that can predict non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. NAFLD occurs when there is a build up extra fat in liver cells that isn’t caused by alcohol, according to the American Liver Foundation. The liver has

These computers can identify diseases in your fecal matter

San Diego–area researchers have successfully trained computers to recognize whether microbiomes in the gut are healthy or unhealthy, based on their genetics. The research out of UC San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) offers promise for non-invasive diagnostic tools by taking the genetic sequencing of fecal samples as opposed to blood sampling. There