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Pulmonary carcinogenesis: what role is played by the local microbiota?

The presence of commensal bacteria in the lower airways could lead to positive regulation of cell signaling pathways and be at the root of some lung cancers.   The involvement of the microbiota of the lower airways in the development of some lung cancers has been documented, but pathogeni...
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Persistent bacterial bronchitis degrades pulmonary microbiota

Persistent bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is associated to a high risk of progression to chronic bronchitis in young children, particularly in preschoolers. It also impacts the composition and diversity of the airway microbiota. This discovery, made by a team of British and Australian researchers, could...
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Microbiota: an ally against respiratory infections

Less well-known than the intestinal microbiota in the digestive field, the impact of the local flora on the pulmonary system was the subject of a study led by a British research team. It seems that certain bacteria from the pulmonary and intestinal microbiota stimulate respiratory immune defenses an...
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