Treating multiple sclerosis with the help of the gut microbiome – FierceBiotech

The microRNA miR-30d prompts the growth of gut bacteria that tamp down inflammation in multiple sclerosis, Brigham and Women’s researchers discovered. (monsitj/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

The population of bacteria in the gut, known as the microbiome, is of great interest to researchers hoping to harness it to treat a host of diseases. A team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a unique approach to studying the microbiome and its relation to multiple sclerosis (MS)—one that could provide a completely new way to treat the neurological disorder, they believe.

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