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Jun. 15, 2012

Mapping the Microbial Make-Up of Healthy Humans

Scoping out the trillions of germs that call the healthy human body home.

bacteria, bacterial, microbial, virus, environment, microbe, microbiome project

May. 29, 2009

The Body's Bacteria

A new study of the critters that live on the human body find that our skin is home to a much wider variety of bacteria than previously thought.

skin, bacteria

Sep. 02, 2011

Probiotic Bacteria Chill Out Anxious Mice

Changes in the gut alter brain chemistry and behavior in mice, according to a new study.

mouse, probiotic, bacteria, stress

Oct. 28, 2011

Does Probiotic Yogurt Really Affect Digestion?

A study suggests good bacteria in yogurt affect digestion, but not by repopulating the gut’s flora.

gut microbes bacteria probiotic health digestion food

Mar. 19, 2010

Bacterial Forensics

Can samples of the bacteria on a person's hands be enough to identify them?

forensics, bacteria, skin, crime
bacteria, infection, disease, cancer, infectious disease

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