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Mucus-Eating Gut Bacteria May Promote Fever After Cancer Treatment
The expansion of mucus-degraders in the mouse gut—possibly due to poor nutrition—thins the colon’s mucus layer and may weaken defenses against blood-infecting microbes.
Mucus-Eating Gut Bacteria May Promote Fever After Cancer Treatment
Mucus-Eating Gut Bacteria May Promote Fever After Cancer Treatment

The expansion of mucus-degraders in the mouse gut—possibly due to poor nutrition—thins the colon’s mucus layer and may weaken defenses against blood-infecting microbes.

The expansion of mucus-degraders in the mouse gut—possibly due to poor nutrition—thins the colon’s mucus layer and may weaken defenses against blood-infecting microbes.

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Unidentified Bleeding Disease Kills Three in Tanzania
Andy Carstens | Jul 15, 2022 | 1 min read
Thirteen people with the illness have tested negative for Ebola and Marburg. The Tanzanian government continues to investigate the source.
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“Mystery Fever” Claims the Lives of Dozens of Indian Children
Lisa Winter | Sep 2, 2021 | 2 min read
So far, more than 50 people have died of a febrile illness, though the cause isn’t clear.
Loss of Smell, Taste May Be Reliable Predictor of COVID-19: Study
Ashley Yeager | May 12, 2020 | 3 min read
Data from a crowdsourcing smartphone app is helping to track the spread of the disease in real time and reveals the symptom as the number one indicator of infection.
Q&A: Myth Debunkers Take Aim at Microbiology Lore
Ashley Yeager | Jun 25, 2019 | 4 min read
University of Michigan’s Ada Hagan separates fact from fiction, such as whether you should starve a fever or if eating chocolate really causes acne.
Gene Expression Flags Fever Source
Bob Grant | Jul 16, 2013 | 1 min read
Constructing transcriptional profiles from the blood of children with fevers can help determine whether the cause is viral or bacterial.
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