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Involvement of E. faecalis in alcoholic hepatitis

The gut bacterium E. faecalis migrates to the liver in the presence of alcohol and can produce a toxin that aggravates alcoholic hepatitis. A bacteriophage specifically targeting this bacterium eliminates inflammation and hepatic lesions.   Alcoholic hepatitis is the most severe form of a...
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Fecal transplant and recurrent Clostridium difficile infections: bacteriophages are necessary in donors

According to a Canadian study, the diversity and relative abundance in donors’ bacteriophages seem to have an impact on the success of fecal transplants in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.   Despite the positive results obtained with fecal microbiota transplants (...
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Are virome and mycobiome involved in colorectal cancer?

Recent studies explored for the first time the fungal and viral components of gut dysbiosis in patients with colorectal cancer. New diagnostic and therapeutic avenues might arise from the results.   Research on colorectal cancer (CRC) is mainly focused on bacterial populations but is grad...
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