Study reveals that bacteria evolve in the gut in a matter of days

A new study from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) describes, for the first time, how the gut environment shapes bacteria and the relationship they establish with us. The data highlights how subtle the interactions between the immune system, the microbiota, and antibiotics can be in tempering the way evolution acts on bacterial processes, both in health and disease. Ultimately, the findings could contribute to the development of microbiome-based therapies relevant to age-related diseases.

Check the latest news in the press about the initiative (in Portuguese):

in Público

in Expresso

in RTP

in SIC Notícias

in Diário de Notícias

in Observador

Updated on 18 august 2022

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