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Gut Microbes May Play Deadly Role In Malnutrition

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Microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe invented the Robogut, a mechanical device that mimics conditions in the human colon. Courtesy of thestar.com hide caption

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Finally, A Map Of All The Microbes On Your Body

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