Can staph microbes lead to cancer?

Microbes are known to affect digestion, mood and overall health, and now Princeton researchers have shown that a shift in the microbiome is linked to cancer — at least in a threatened subspecies of foxes found on an island off the California coast. Their research suggests a several-step process: First, the cat-sized Santa Catalina foxes become infested with ear mites, which change the foxes’ microbiome and allow a staph infection to take hold. Princeton University is a NYSERNet member. Read more here: