Cancer-Protective Bacteria Found on Human Skin

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Researchers find that a bacterial species present on healthy skin produce a chemical that prevents skin cancer. Humans can be considered metaorganisms.  Our bodies includes billions of microorganisms.  There are microbes in the gastrointestinal (GI) system (referred to as the gut microbiome), on the skin, in the nose and eyes, and in the parts of … Read moreCancer-Protective Bacteria Found on Human Skin

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Virally Modified Cells Regenerate Normal Skin

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Stem cells hold great promise for medical intervention. However, it has been difficult to leverage these cells effectively. In the study by Hirsch and colleagues, a collaboration between doctors and researchers saved the life of a child with a skin disorder called junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB). JEB is a genetic disease caused by mutations in … Read moreVirally Modified Cells Regenerate Normal Skin

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