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Researchers discover almost 2,000 new gut bacteria

Researchers discover almost 2,000 new gut bacteria

February 12, 2019

Recent studies covered by Medical News Today have shown that the gut microbiota could have a role in Parkinson’s disease and dementia, and they may explain why type 2 diabetes medication works well for some but not for others.

New research — appearing yesterday in the journal Nature — has now identified almost 2,000 new gut bacterial species that scientists have never cultured in a lab before.

The team of investigators, from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, both in Hinxton, United Kingdom, used computational analysis to assess gut microbiome samples from participants across the world.

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