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Bacteria boost marathon runners’ times

What if the performance of marathon runners was also related to their gut microbiota? That is the conclusion from a North American study focusing on the link between the presence of bacteria from the Veillonella genus and athletic performance.   Based on recent works, it seems that marath...
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Bacteria as restorers of works of art: future allies of heritage conservation?

An Italian team detailed the deterioration of a 17th-century Baroque painting caused by bacteria and fungi. They also identified three bacterial species that have the ability to counter such deterioration.   When it comes to art, biodegradability is rarely compatible with durability. The ...
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Microbiota

The human microbiota corresponds to all the microorganisms that have colonized your body and with which you cohabitate: mainly bacteria, but also viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa. Its composition differs according to the surfaces colonized:  cutaneous microbiota, vaginal microbiota, urinary m...
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