Harvard Medical School researchers have, for the first time, described in mice how bacteria residing in the gut can protect against viral infections. Their work pinpointed a group of gut microbes—and a particular species—that trigger immune cells to release virus-repelling type 1 interferons. The studies further identified the molecule on the bacteria that unlocks the immune-protective cascade.
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