News tagged with host species

For our guts, not just any microbiome will do

Gut bacteria's key role in immunity is tuned to the host species, researchers have found, suggesting that the superabundant microbes lining our digestive tract evolved with us—a tantalizing clue in the mysterious recent ...

Jun 21, 2012
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Modeling cancer using ecological principles

The invasion of a new species into an established ecosystem can be directly compared to the steps involved in cancer metastasis. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Theoretical Biology and Medical Mo ...

Oct 03, 2011
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