The Bacterium and the Worm: a New Model for Studying How Microbes Affect Disease

The Bacterium and the Worm: a New Model for Studying How Microbes Affect Disease

By Monika Buczek In the past decade, the human gut microbiome has has been implicated in many diseases, including but not limited to food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, and certain autoimmune diseases as well as weight gain and obesity. However, study of the gut microbiome is slowed by a lack of adequate model systems in which to observe changes to both host and gut flora under certain conditions. Recently however, […]