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C. difficile infection: studying the role of the virome

Fecal transplant is a known treatment for Clostridium difficile (CD) infections, especially for antibiotic-resistant cases, with a success rate of almost 90%. During the transfer of the fecal microbiota, it is not only the bacterial microbiota from a healthy subject that is implanted in the recipien...
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Antibiotics affect the microbiota in children

Disruptions in the intestinal microbiota in children induced by antibiotics have been well documented. In the short term these disruptions can be associated with an increase in diarrhea, and in the medium and long term with an increase in the risk of developing allergies or asthma. A Brazilian study...
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Type 2 diabetes: treatment resistance due to microbiota

A new kind of treatment has been in use for several years for people with type 2 diabetes: GLP-1 analogues (glucagon-like peptide 1), which stimulate insulin secretion via the gut-brain axis. These medications offer many advantages (weight loss, low risk of hypoglycemia, etc.). However, not all pati...
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Antibiotic-associated diarrhea

Antibiotics, by disturbing the intestinal microbiota, can cause more-or-less severe diarrhea.
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