Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×
Biotech

Submission + - 10,000 Germs and a Few Pounds of Bacteria is Healthy (foxnews.com)

eedwardsjr writes: From the article "
Now scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.
They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds."
Some of our little friends have some rather big name names: Lactobacillus crispatus, Streptococcus mitis, Corynebacterium accolens

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

10,000 Germs and a Few Pounds of Bacteria is Healthy

Comments Filter:

There is hardly a thing in the world that some man can not make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.

Working...