Tag Archives: inflammatory disease

“Disease-specific alterations in the enteric virome in inflammatory bowel disease” [Norman et al, 2015]

Is IBD going viral? Pursuant to last month’s journal club discussion on the importance of examining the fungal mycobiome, a closer look at the intestinal virome seemed like the logical next step. Eukaryotic viruses have the ability to interact with IBD risk … Continue reading

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Intestinal dysbiosis, fecal microbiota transplants, ulcerative colitis and do it yourself!

Fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) work when it comes to treating Clostridium difficile colitis as it restores alterations in the intestinal microbiota. But is dysbiosis responsible for intestinal inflammation in inflammatory bowel dieases such as ulcerative colitis (UC)? This question has … Continue reading

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Biofilm formation in the mouth leads to inflammatory disease.

Nothing like a chat about biofilms in the mouth to round up your Thursday afternoon!  Tomorrow Akshita, a MSc candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Mike Surette, will give us an analysis of this paper detailing how anaerobic bacteria can form biofilms … Continue reading

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