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Antibiotics and antiseptics disrupt skin microbiota, which increases the risk of colonization by pathogenic bacteria Although soap is useful for removing bacteria picked up from the environment, it isn’t good to remove all bacteria from the skin. A study conducted at the University of P...
Do you get bitten by mosquitos? Blame certain compounds produced by your cutaneous flora. Why do some people attract more mosquitos than others? To find out, researchers studied two species of mosquitos, Anopheles gambiae and An. arabiensis, which are major disease vectors (particularly...
Breastfeeding is essential to constituting a newborn’s intestinal microbiota, confirms a new study published in the journal Jama Pediatrics. A baby’s intestinal microbiota develops over the course of the first months of its life: the child’s health depends on the quality of its microbio...