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Research Deepens Understanding of Gut Bacteria’s Connections to Human Health, Disease

Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important advance in understanding the roles that gut bacteria play in human health.  Learning the mechanisms by which gut microbes affect the health of their hosts opens the door to the development of better, more personalized diagnostic methods and therapies.  Most studies so far have focused on how the composition of the microbiome - i.e., which organisms are present, and in what amounts - associates with health in general or various diseases.  Read more....



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