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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 ...

Do bats owe their survival to their cutaneous microbiota?

The cutaneous microbiota in bats affected by white-nose syndrome may be able to adapt itself to help them survive this fungal infection.   Bats play an essential role in the ecosystem; they are natural regulators for the insect population. If they were to disappear, it would have serious ...
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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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