Explore the Human Microbiome [Interactive]: Scientific American

Let’s start off our week by exploring our bodies, shall we? No, I’m not about to start a Sex Ed course (even though that could get hilarious). Scientific American is offering us a chance to become familiar with the micro-organisms that inhabit our bodies.

Explore the Human Microbiome [Interactive]: Scientific American.

 The body contains 10 times more bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms than human cells. Most of these species are harmless—although they can still cause illness if they wind up in the wrong place. In addition, researchers are beginning to learn exactly how some microbial species in the body help digestion and contribute to regulation of appetite and the immune system.



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