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  • Gut bacteria help digest dietary fiber, release important antioxidant

    Professor Isaac Cann.

    Illinois professor Isaac Cann led a study that found a group of gut bacteria that are responsible for helping humans digest fiber from grains and releasing the antioxidant ferulic acid.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Isaac Cann, call (217) 333-2090; email

    The paper “Degradation of complex arabinoxylans by human colonic Bacteroidetes” is available online. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20737-5