Viruses That Infect Gut Bacteria May Play Role in IBD, Mouse Study Suggests

Viruses That Infect Gut Bacteria May Play Role in IBD, Mouse Study Suggests
Populations of bacteria-infecting viruses, called bacteriophages, were found to be altered in the intestines of a mouse model of colitis, indicating that these viruses may be involved in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a study reports. Researchers suggest that results from this study could be used to develop a therapy for colitis, a type of IBD.

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