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How does urbanization impact our microbiota?

According to a groundbreaking study published in Nature Microbiology, urbanization is associated to changes in the microbial ecosystem and an increase in chemical deposits in dwellings. If you live in the city, follow our advice: remain close to nature and avoid excessive hygiene habits!   ...

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...
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The skin

How can the intestinal microbiota influence skin problems? Research has shown connections between the two.
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