Including inflammatory bowel disease.

Biologists control gut inflammation by altering the abundance of resident bacteria Numerous individual diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, autism and diabetes spectrum disorders have already been associated with unusual gut microbial communities, or microbiomes, but an open up question is certainly whether these modified microbiomes are drivers of disease. A new study on the University of Oregon, led by postdoctoral fellow Annah Rolig, took aim at that question with experiments in zebrafish to dissect whether adjustments in the abundance of particular gut bacteria could cause intestinal inflammation. The scholarly study, published Feb .