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Chinese scientists verify correlation between phages and diabetes

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have verified the correlation between gut bacteriophage and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) for the first time, according to a paper recently published in the academic journal Microbiome.
As a kind of virus, bacteriophages are common and diverse in the biosphere. They infect and replicate within bacteria, whose relation with the latter is normally seen as like hunter and the hunted.
An enormous number and variety of phages exist in the human gut. They play ...