All Jeffrey I. Gordon articles

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    Gut bacteria boost immune response to fight tumors


    Roughly one in five cancer patients benefits from immunotherapy – a treatment that harnesses the immune system to fight cancer. Such an approach to beating cancer has seen significant success in lung cancer and melanoma, among others. Optimistic about its potential, researchers are exploring strategies to improve ...

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    Gut bacteria of malnourished children benefit from key elements in therapeutic food


    Researchers investigating a new therapeutic food aimed at repairing malnourished children’s underdeveloped gut microbiomes has identified key, naturally occurring biochemical components and the important bacterial strains that process these components.