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Of Mice & Men


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By Claire Thompson

Are mouse models of immune disorders of the human gut, such as inflammatory bowel disease, reliable? And can probiotic supplements keep us healthy?

Claire Thompson completed this research as a PhD student at the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular Bioscience. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany.

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