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The dark side of antibiotics

Interactions in the gut between host cells and bacteria can determine a state of health or disease. A study investigates how antibiotic treatment can affect host cells in a way that drives growth of pathogenic bacteria. See Letter p.697

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Figure 1: Gut changes after antibiotic treatment.

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Sana, T., Monack, D. The dark side of antibiotics. Nature 534, 624–625 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature18449

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