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Studying the trillions of bacteria which share our body space could lead to new treatments for immune diseases including the range of adult and childhood arthritides.

Kennedy institute leads international consortium to investigate the link between gut bacteria and arthritis

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Studying the trillions of bacteria which share our body space could lead to new treatments for immune diseases including the range of adult and childhood arthritides.

The bacteria that live in our gut, mouth and elsewhere on our bodies, collectively referred to as the 'microbiome', exert influence over the body’s immune system. Although many of these interactions are beneficial, changes in the microbiome may contribute to the development of immune and inflammatory diseases.

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