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How a versatile gut bacterium helps us get our daily dietary fibre

How a versatile gut bacterium helps us get our daily dietary fibre

University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the genetic machinery that turns a common gut bacterium into the Swiss Army knife of the digestive tract – helping us metabolize a main component of dietary fibre from the cell walls of fruits and vegetables.

UBC awarded $9M in research funds to tackle societal challenges

UBC awarded $9M in research funds to tackle societal challenges

University of British Columbia research in fish ecology, oil sands, energy efficient buildings, clean water and wearable electronics received a $9-million boost on January 9, 2014 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.