By transferring the gut microbiomes of adult male mice into young female mice, researchers led by Jayne Danska from the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto report in Science that they were able to stave off the development of type 1 diabetes in those female mice. Additionally, the researchers note that the transfer also affected testosterone levels in the female recipient mice as well as led to metabolomic changes.

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