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Immunotherapy and antibiotics don’t get along

The success of immunotherapy in cancer treatment may be linked to the composition of the patients’ intestinal microbiota, according to a French study.   Immunotherapy, despite representing a real revolution in the treatment for certain cancers (malignant melanoma, lung, kidney, or bladder...

Eat walnuts, it’s good for your microbiota!

Considered as “super foods,” walnuts may help us live longer and healthier lives. But how? Probably by changing the composition of the intestinal microbiota.   The consumption of walnuts, which are rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases a...

Immunotherapy: its efficacy depends on the microbiota

Among patients with metastatic melanoma being treated with ipilimumab, only some respond favorably to this cancer treatment, which works by activating the immune system. Some of them also have side effects, in particular enterocolitis, whose symptoms are similar to those of chronic inflammatory bowe...
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