Microbiology

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Collateral damage: antibiotics disrupt the balance in the gut

Bacteria are present everywhere, also on our body surfaces. The intestine provides optimal living conditions to a diverse microbial ecosystem, termed the gut microbiota. In the intestine, the microbes live in very close connection and constant interaction with the host, us. The connection between bacteria... global.click_to_read

  • Katri Korpela | PhD student at Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Immunobiology Research Program, University of Helsinki, Finland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 2, 2016
Fighting back antibiotic resistance: a new hope from the soil

Bacteria live in a hectic world. They need to find food and a happy place to live all while dividing every 20 or so minutes. To complicate things further, they must also outcompete the other bacteria they share a space with. In the human gut,... global.click_to_read

  • Dan Kramer | PhD student at Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Berkley, California, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 24, 2016