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Oral Microbiota and Cancer Development

Oral Microbiota and Cancer Development

Oral microbiota are among the most diverse in the human body. More than 700 species have been identified in the mouth, and new sequencing methods are allowing us to discover even more species. The anatomy of the oral cavity is different from that of other body sites....

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Identifying gut microbes that affect human health

Identifying gut microbes that affect human health

The resident microorganisms in the human body, termed the microbiota, represent diverse communities of microbial species comprising a complex ecology of tens of trillions of mainly bacterial cells. Our gut microbiota, the largest and most diverse of these communities,...

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Emerging roles of the microbiome in cancer

Emerging roles of the microbiome in cancer

Gene-environment interactions underlie cancer susceptibility and progression. Yet, we still have limited knowledge of which environmental factors are important and how they function during tumorigenesis. In this respect, the microbial communities that inhabit our...

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