Skin microbes fairly stable over time

Skin microbes fairly stable over time
Your skin serves as one of the first lines of defense against illness and injury.
Its health depends on the balance between your own cells and the millions of microbes—including bacteria, fungi, and viruses—that live on its surface.
But during an average day, parts of your skin may brush surfaces in stores, elevators, and restrooms; get nicked by a kitchen knife; be washed with rain; rest on a gym mat; and be slobbered on by a dog. Given this wide range of exposures, an NIH research team set out to determine how skin microbial communities change over time.
The team was led by...(continua)
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