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Cavities: the major role of fungi

Bacteria may not be the only causes of cavity formation. Certain fungi of the oral microbiota could play a major role in cavity development and severity, while other fungi could have a protective effect.   Despite progress regarding prevention, dental caries or cavities remain one of the ...

Is frog skin our new weapon against mycoses?

Bacteria isolated from Panamanian frog skin could be a new weapon against aspergillosis, a mycosis caused by fungi from the Aspergillus genus. In humans, it sometimes causes severe respiratory infections which are increasingly resistant to so-called standard “antifungal” treatments.   How...

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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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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