Hormones and Microbes Interact to Modify Autoimmune Disease Progression

IGSB/CBC Postdoctoral Fellow Aly Khan co-authored a study on a previously unknown interaction between gut bacteria and gender bias in autoimmune diseases. The study proposes a novel two-signal model, in which hormones and microbes together influence the incidence and severity of autoimmune diseases. The results were published in Cell Immunity and are highlighted in a featured article in the issue.


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