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December 12, 2014

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4:45 PM | Perhaps We are Not What We Eat After All
It’s no accident that we’re talking a lot about food on here these days. ‘Tis the season, as they say. Here at Penn Medicine, we’re finding that what we eat has a greater effect on us than we ever thought. For example, the common thought has always been that a...

December 10, 2014

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5:10 PM | How influenza virus infection might lead to gastrointestinal symptoms
Human influenza viruses replicate almost exclusively in the respiratory tract, yet infected individuals may also have gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. In mice, intestinal injury occurs in the absence of viral replication, and is a consequence of viral depletion of the gut microbiota. Intranasal inoculation of mice with the PR8 strain of influenza virus leads […]

December 04, 2014

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4:16 AM | Disbiosis: Enfermedad Inflamatoria Intestinal
Durante el crecimiento se va desarrollando nuestro microbioma intestinal, en el cual van variando las familias que lo constituyen hasta la edad de 3 años donde alcanzamos una estabilidad relativa (1).Este microbioma debe mantener un equilibrio adecuado ya que puede ser la base de diferentes enfermedades propias del tracto gastrointestinal (enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal) o sistémicas como atopia (1); dicho equilibrio se genera dando origen a 3 diferentes enterotipos que […]

November 25, 2014

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4:40 PM | A New Function for Gut Bacteria
The microbiome has become an extensively researched topic recently. What new functions do these bacteria have?...
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