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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Influencing fungal infections with diet

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Kumamoto lab probes the effects of fats on fungi in the gut
candida albicans
Image: CDC

Infection with Candida albicans can have devastating effects in immuno-suppressed individuals. In a study conducted in her lab, Carol Kumamoto and colleagues found that dietary fat can affect colonization with Candida in the gut of pre-term infants. This work highlights one aspect of the complex nature of the gut microbiome.

Read the full article in Tufts Now, written by Alyssa DiLeo.