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Microbes in the Gut Help Determine Risk of Tumors, University of Michigan Study


11/5/2013 6:24:21 AM

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Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well, according to the results of a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The work has implications for human health because it indicates the risk of colorectal cancer may well have a microbial component.

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