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Helpful Bacterium Shown To Fortify Newborns’ Immune System In Animal Model

food poison toxin COMMON FOOD POISON TOXIN AND LINK TO COLORECTAL CANCERUF— researchers have found a link between colorectal cancer in mice and the most commonly reported bacterial cause of food poisoning in the U.S. Little is known about Campylobacter jejuni, a bacteria that causes diarrheal illness, or its effect on cancer. Around 2 million cases of human campylobacteriosis ranging from loose stools to dysentery occur each year in the U.S. Some Campylobacter jejuni species have a toxin called cytolethal distending toxin, or CDT. The researchers demonstrated that this CDT toxin from the Campylobacter jejuni is essential to causing colorectal cancer in mice.