Monday, January 21, 2013

Gut Bacteria and Impact on Type 1 Diabetes in Mice Study

"By exposing female mice to the gut bacteria of a healthy adult male, researchers were able to prevent the females from developing type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder. The study, published in Science on Thursday, also shows that the treatment changed the levels of testosterone in female mice, which typically develop type 1 diabetes at a higher rate than their male counterparts."

Gut Bacteria from Male Donors Change Testosterone Levels in Female Mice and Protect Them from Diabetes | MIT Technology Review