Healthy gut could help prevent deadly side effect of bone marrow transplant

A metabolite has been found in the gut microbiome that could improve outcomes after bone marrow transplant. Butyrate was significantly reduced in the intestinal tract of experimental mice that received bone marrow transplant. When the researchers increased butyrate in these mouse models, they saw a decrease in the incidence and severity of graft vs. host disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)