Aging and nutrients competition determine changes in microbiota
Two studies with surprising discoveries: in the elderly, the bacterium E.coli evolves in a way that can become potentially pathogenic and increase the risk of disease and, according to data obtained in another study, the metabolism of the same bacterium present in the microbiota evolve s differently if it is alone or accompanied by other bacteria.
Research groups from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) that study evolution, immunity and microbiology have published two articles in the latest edition of CURRENT BIOLOGY.
Read what was published in the press about these studies:
In Público (in Portuguese)