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A huge variety of fungi call your feet home

Human skin is a hardy, water-resistant covering that keeps important biological stuff from falling out of the body. It’s also a camping ground for millions of bacteria (picked out in magenta, above), fungi (seen in blue-green, above) and yeast that … Continue reading

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Helpful skin bacteria take charge of local immune responses

Humans have evolved a symbiotic relationship with ‘good’ bacteria over the millions of years that both have been around. The gut is the most heavily colonised spot, where bacteria assist in the digestion process and help to regulate immune function, … Continue reading

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