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Gut bacteria “talk” to horse’s cells to improve their athletic performance – EurekAlert

A horse’s gut bacteria communicate with the mitochondria, the components in the cells that generate and regulate energy, finds a new study. It reveals the chemical…

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IMAGE: A typical endurance horse (Arabian breed) presented for a gait test before the start of the race to check locomotor soundness. During an endurance competition (100-160 km), horses must undergo…
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Credit: Eric Barrey
A horse’s gut microbiome communicates with its host by sending chemical signals to its cells, which has the effect of helping the horse to extend its energy output, finds a new study published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. This exciting discovery paves the…

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