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Eating for trillions

Three studies investigate the bacteria in the guts of malnourished children and find that, when this microbiota is transferred into mice, supplements of certain microbes or sugars from human breast milk can restore normal growth.

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Chu, D., Aagaard, K. Eating for trillions. Nature 532, 316–317 (2016).

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