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Bacteria in our nose

Lactobacilli are bacteria commonly found in dairy products, but they can also live in our nose. Certain, particularly hairy, species of lactobacilli may reduce the risk of sinusitis.   References to lactobacilli may make you think of yogurt (rich in these bacteria) or the intestinal micro...

What is the link between sleep apnea and the nasal microbiota?

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a modification of the nasal microbiota and increased inflammation, two events which are thought to be self-sustaining and to exacerbate the disorder, according to a new study.   Sleep apnea is a common disorder associated with inflammation of the...

How does nasal microbiota influence the sense of smell?

The study of the relationship between nasal microbiota and sense of smell is still in its early stages. In this context, where much remains to be discovered, a team of Austrian scientists tried to determine whether there is a link between the composition of this microbiota and olfactory functions. ...
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