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A Poacher in the Gut

Bacteria in the body can soak up or block medications, offering a tantalizing explanation for why drugs sometimes don’t work.

Bacteria have undergone a public relations makeover in recent years. Once regarded as interlopers, microorganisms in the body have now been recognized for the vital role they can play in maintaining a proper weight and good mental health and preventing a growing list of harmful conditions. But researchers are also discovering one of bacteria’s less helpful...

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