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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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Mode of delivery and intestinal virome of the newborn seem to be linked

According to a new study, the mode of delivery could influence the composition of the viral flora in the intestines of newborns. Viruses themselves could play a major but still unknown role in the proper development of the intestinal microbiota.   Having a rich and diversified microbiota ...
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