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An unhealthy microbiota helps breast cancer to expand

New research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests that inflamed and unhealthy bowels cause breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body. Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of the Department of Microbiology,...

The ancestral and industrialized gut microbiota

Implications for human health Human-associated microbial communities have adapted to environmental pressures. Doses of antibiotics select for a community with increased antibiotic resistance, inflammation is accompanied by expansion of community members equipped to...

Gut microbiome and age‐related arterial dysfunction

Suppression of the gut microbiome ameliorates age‐related arterial dysfunction and oxidative stress in mice Oxidative stress‐mediated arterial dysfunction (e.g. endothelial dysfunction and large elastic artery stiffening) is the primary mechanism driving age‐related...