Aug 15, 2019

Tweaking Gut Bacteria in Mice Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

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Today, we want to highlight a recent study in which a team of researchers from UT Southwestern demonstrates how adjusting the gut microbiome in mice lowers the occurrence of cancer.

What is the gut microbiome?

The microbiome describes a varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla of Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria, and Actinobacteria make up around 98% of the intestinal microbiome.

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