Biologists control gut inflammation by altering the abundance of resident bacteria

Posted by on February 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Categories: health

Numerous human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and autism spectrum disorders are linked to abnormal gut microbiomes, but an open question is whether these altered microbiomes are drivers of disease. A new study took aim at that question with experiments in zebrafish to dissect whether changes in the abundance of certain gut bacteria can cause intestinal inflammation.

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