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Sweat odor: a microbial affair

Before puberty, people can shed liters of sweat and still smell (relatively) good. But after puberty, it is a different story! Why does sweat starts smelling foul in adolescence? A team of Asian researchers tried to answer this question, since it is a source of insecurity for many teenagers. &nbs...

Hair microbiota: a new geolocation tool?

The microbiota of body hair does not have the same composition as that of head hair, which is more influenced by the environment, according to an American study. This discovery opens up new prospects, especially in the forensic field.   Like the skin, hair hosts its own microbiota which i...

Young mothers, do not get rid of your pet: it could prevent your baby from having allergies and becoming obese!

By modulating the composition of newborns’ intestinal microbiota, pets reduce the risk of later developing an allergy or obesity in adulthood.   This is the astonishing conclusion reached by Canadian researchers who examined 746 newborns. Their study, published in the journal Microbiome, ...
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