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Researchers use gut bacteria to map genetic mutations in colorectal cancer tumours.

Colorectal cancer is now understood to be definitely linked to microbial problems in the gut.  Research has shown that the disease is linked with less numbers and diversity in the … Continue Reading Researchers use gut bacteria to map genetic mutations in colorectal cancer tumours.

Researchers discover inter- and intraspecies of Staph ‘gangs’ share nutrients during infection.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. Like the individual members of a gang who might be relatively harmless alone, they turn deadly when … Continue Reading Researchers discover inter- and intraspecies of Staph ‘gangs’ share nutrients during infection.