Gut Microbes Treat Illness | The Scientist Magazine®

 "An astounding array of microorganisms colonizes the human gut; our large intestines alone are home to 1014 bacteria from more than 1,000 species. Though scientists have long attempted to manipulate these microbial populations to affect health, probiotics have failed to reliably treat disease. However, a new study published today in Nature reports that a blend of specially selected strains of Clostridium bacteria derived from humans can significantly reduce symptoms of certain immune disorders in mice. The treated mice displayed reduced symptoms of colitis and allergy-induced diarrhoea"

Nature Paper Treg induction by a rationally selected mixture of Clostridia strains from the human microbiota

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