Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Human microbiome linked to type 1 diabetes

In the largest longitudinal study of the microbiome to date, researchers have identified a connection between changes in gut microbiota and the onset of type 1 diabetes. The study, which followed infants who were genetically predisposed to the condition, found that onset for those who developed the disease was preceded by a drop in microbial diversity -- including a disproportional decrease in the number of species known to promote health in the gut.

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Microbiome linked to type 1 diabetes: Shift in microbiome species diversity prior to disease onset

 Source: ScienceDaily

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