Jocelyn Solis-Moreira is a freelance journalist covering health and science. She has reported on various topics, including coronavirus news, women’s health, and neuroscience research. She is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her stories have been published in Discover Magazine, Verywell Health, Live Science, among other publications.
When Jocelyn’s not working, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and nerding out about anime.
Want to quit smoking but too scared of weight gain? Your gut may hold the key
The gut microbiome is more powerful than you think.
Gut study reveals DNA changes in bacteria may alter how the body absorbs fat
In a study published this week in the journal 'Cell Host & Microbe,' scientists analyzed the genetic makeup of the myriad organisms within the gut microbiome.
Gut health could prevent one of the most worrying Covid-19 side effects
“Maintaining a healthy microbiome through healthy diet would definitely benefit in fighting against Covid-19.”
Why the gut may be humans’ “first brain”
This is not science fiction.
This one nutritional strategy can benefit gut health — and fight inflammation
A study published in July found fermented foods may be particularly useful in boosting gut microbial diversity and fighting inflammation.
Scientists have discovered a link between one problematic emotion and gut health
Your microbiome’s diversity may depend on your mood.
Can vaccines help protect the gut? Fungus study hints at future treatments
Fungi are important members of the microbiome — but they can also hurt human health.
Western diets may have a pernicious side-effect on the gut microbiome — study
Put down the French fries, perhaps.
Gut study uncovers a surprising role for immune cells in nutrient absorption
In a study was published earlier this year in the journal Science, scientists uncovered a direct role for immune cells in controlling nutrient absorption in the small intestine.
Gut study reveals a “mind-blowing" strategy to reverse aging in the brain
“By restoring the microbiome, we’re targeting it through this transplantation, we’re able to reverse age-related cognitive deficits.”
Gut study reveals one behavior may matter more than genes for long-term health
You have the power.
Scientists link 2 gut microbes to hormone-fueled cancer
Treatment-resistant cancer may be driven — at least in part — by the makeup of the gut microbiome.
These everyday household chemicals may explain why you can't lose weight
Your soda addiction may be sabotaging your weight-loss goals — but not for the reason you think.