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Microbiota: From bugs to beta cells

December 14, 2016

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A newly discovered bacterial protein produced in the zebrafish gut triggers insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas to multiply during early larval development, say University of Oregon researchers. To learn more about this important discovery  … read more …

META CENTER SYMPOSIUM EXPLORES MICROBIOME MODELS TO MEDICINE

October 5, 2016

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Earlier this summer, biologists and physicians from all over the country convened in Eugene, Oregon, to discuss the cutting edge of host-microbiome systems research. This year’s symposium was the third such hosted by the University of Oregon’s  … read more …

META CENTER STUDY SHOWS THAT THE GUT CAN PROMOTE INTERBACTERIAL CONFLICT

August 1, 2016

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A research team from the META Center led by postdoctoral fellow Travis Wiles, student Matthew Jemielita*, and faculty members Judith Eisen, Karen Guillemin, and Raghuveer Parthasarathy has discovered that intestinal peristalsis is a major  … read more …

 

 

 

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