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Diverse gut bacteria fuel two types of immune cells that reduce the risk of infections and dangerous transplant complications.

Eran Blacher is the 2021 winner of the NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize for his work in exploring the relationship between the microorganisms that live inside us and neurodegenerative diseases.

Oliver Harrison's findings may lead to future therapies for chronic inflammatory disorders.

Christoph Thaiss has been named the 2018 Grand Prize winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists for work that implicates the microbiome — the community of bacteria that live within organisms like plants and animals — as a common culprit underlying hallmarks associated with human obesity, a complex and multifaceted disease.

The new studies could pave the way for anti-cancer therapies that control the makeup of these bacterial communities.