UCB, Harvard Collaborate on Human Microbiome Research | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UCB today announced a collaboration with researchers at Harvard to study the human microbiome in the intestine.

The project, for which UCB is providing up to $4.5 million in funding over three years, will classify new species found in the human microbiome and study their impact on the immune system. The goal is to identify new drugs for preventing and/or treating immunological diseases.

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