Recent News: Microbiome & Inflammation

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In the Lab
Bacteroides bacteria under the microscope
Research Uncovers Details about How Gut Microbes Influence the Immune System
Investigators have shown how gut microbes promote the formation of a type of immune cell called regulatory T cells.
Finding
Illustration of Enterococcus
Study in Mice Suggests Lactose in the Diet Feeds Dangerous Gut Bacteria When the Immune System Is Compromised
Lab mice who had lactose removed from their diets had a decreased risk of infection with the Enterococcus bacterium.
In the Lab
Microscopy image of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus
Researchers Identify a Bacterial Species That Could Protect against Hospital-Acquired Infections
MSK researchers are reporting that a bacterial species called Blautia producta appears to release a substance that kills harmful bacteria.
Finding
Jonathan Peled speaks during a press conference
Gut Microbes May Protect People Having Bone Marrow Transplants
For the first time, researchers have found an association between the makeup of the microorganisms in the body before a bone marrow transplant and a patient’s survival afterward.
Finding
A doctor examines a mole.
Don't Scratch That Mole? Scientists Are Learning More about Inflammation and Cancer
It's not only what's inside your cells that determines your cancer risk. It's what surrounds them too.
In the Lab
Images from three different mice showing the effects of antibiotics and microbiome replacement
Bacteria versus Bacteria: Two Studies Uncover Species of Microbes That Protect against Infections in People with Cancer
Research recently published by MSK scientists suggests that the best way to fight dangerous bacteria may be with other bacteria.
Announcement
Dr. Joan Massagué, Sloan Kettering Institute Director received the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research and was named an AACR fellow at AACR16.
News from #AACR16: Targeted Therapy Breakthrough, Improved Survival in Melanoma, and Benefits of Gut Bugs
Long-awaited results of clinical trials testing targeted drugs and immunotherapy combinations were on offer at the annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference.
In the Lab
Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer
Identification of Beneficial Bacteria May Lead to New Treatment for Common Infection
<em>Clostridium difficile</em> infections are a growing problem, but MSK researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent and treat them.
In the Lab
Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa
The Enemy’s Telltale Mark: Researchers Find Novel Way Body Defends against Harmful Bacteria
MSK researchers discover that the body senses and attacks harmful bacteria indirectly after the pathogens cause stress within the cells.
In the Lab
Pictured: Marcel van den Brink & Robert Jenq
Bacteria May Hold the Key to Preventing Dangerous Side Effect of Transplants
Research suggests that the presence of a type of bacteria called Blautia, which occurs naturally in the body, may prevent graft-versus-host disease, a potentially fatal side effect of bone marrow and stem cell transplants.