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Soothing intestinal sugars

The gut is a new frontier in microbiology, offering many opportunities for innovative investigation. The finding of one such study is that intestinal inflammation in mice can be tamed by bacterial sugars.

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Figure 1: Intestinal inflammation, and how B. fragilis PSA may prevent it in mice1.

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