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URMC / Research / Research@URMC / January 2018

January 2018

Gut Bacteria: It can be Good, and Bad, for Health

Gut Bacteria: It can be Good, and Bad, for Health

A new study found that impairing a rare group of cells in the small intestine transforms gut bacteria from helpful to harmful. The finding has implications for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, which is characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive track.