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Animal research, Health

03 - 08 - 2015

Unequal in the fight against intestinal infection

A team from EPFL sought out to understand why some individuals are more susceptible to intestinal infections than others. The researchers infected flies (Drosophila melanogaster) with intestinal bacteria and identified a group of genes in only some specific strains of Drosophila, which could promote resistance to the infections and limit the damage to the bowel.