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Augmented bacteriophage modulates gut microbiota to fight cancer.

a study from researchers at Wuhan University develops a hybrid bacteriophage or phage capable of modulating the gut microbiota to suppress colorectal cancer growth. The team states they selected the M13 phage species due to its propensity for binding to Fn, coating the phage in silver to successfully block immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment (TME).

Symbiotic bacteria can be found living in and on the majority of our body’s surfaces, with 99 percent of these micro-interlopers inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract. These intestinal microbes are referred to as the gut microbiota, and are crucial in the regulation of the immune system, as well as aiding in the development of cancer. Specifically, evidence suggests the gut

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