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Severe acne: what role does the skin microbiota play?

The mechanisms causing severe acne, which affects 20% of patients with acne, are still poorly understood by scientists. One avenue of research: Cutibacterium acnes (or C. acnes, formerly called Propionibacterium acnes) is a bacterium that could play a role in its development. But not necessarily in ...

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...

Ruminococcus gnavus and the big bad lupus

The microbiota was suspected to play a role in lupus (at least in its most common form called “systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE”), a rare chronic autoimmune disease which is difficult to diagnose. Thanks to recent work by an American team, a specific bacterium has now been singled out: Ruminococc...
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