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HIV: gut microbiota may increase immune system deficiency

According to an international study, the digestive microbiota of some HIV-positive patients receiving antiretroviral therapy is impaired and leads to a lasting impairment of their immune system.   To multiply and survive in the human organism, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infect...
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A better understanding of infantile asthma through the lung microbiota

Knowledge of the specific impact of the lung microbiota on childhood asthma–an expanding field of research–is still limited. To find out more, Korean researchers conducted a very detailed genetic analysis.   Their initial hypothesis was that the differences between the study groups could ...
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Asthma and allergies: proof of a protective “dog effect”?

As Brigitte Bardot said, “a dog, a cat is a heart with hair around” … and bacteria inside, one might add.  How could exposure to pets early in life benefit us?   According to a growing number of studies, certain bacteria could benefit the children of dog and cat owners: exp...
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Immune system

One of the roles of the intestinal microbiota is to stimulate immunity. When this is disrupted, the consequences can be major.
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Allergies: the role of microbiota

Recent scientific publications have added new data on the involvement of the various microbiota in asthma, food allergies (eggs, milk, peanuts, etc.), allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis.   For example, we are told that Staphylococcus aureus causes atopic dermatitis. Recent analyses ...
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