Gut microbiota, with its close links to metabolism and the immune system, could potentially be a factor that lies at the core of good health. This means it can be positioned at the heart of the processes that influence the risk of contracting different diseases.

Fine-tuning immune responses through gut microbes

14 Oct 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

In a recent Nature Medicine news article, Roxanne Khamsi reported on research around the world that investigates how the gut microbiota exerts an influence on the human immune system and inflammation.

Transferring microbes from the colon of a mouse with a colorectal tumour to a healthy mouse means the latter will also develop cancer, according to a study recently published in mBio® by Zackular JP  et al., the open access journal of