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Overview of how the gut microbiome influence human health

A short animation introduces the gut-host relationship and the molecules involved in this cross-communication.

We are hosting a big amount of microbial cells in our gut and those are of great benefit for out health. But did you know that they are able to communicate with the other cells constituting our body? Yes, they are producing molecules which moves around our body bringing specific messages. Follow this video and you will learn more about this communication network!

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The Human Microbiome

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