Category Archives: allergic response

It’s official- Researchers map the role of microbiota in the immune system.


The human body is inhabited by billions of symbiotic bacteria, carrying a diversity that is unique to each individual. The microbiota is involved in many mechanisms, including digestion, vitamin synthesis and host defense. It is well established that a loss of bacterial symbionts promotes the development of allergies. Now, researchers at the Institut Pasteur have succeeded in explaining this phenomenon

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