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The skin of each of us is a zoo

February 6 2007
19:43

Our skin is a kind of zoo, which is inhabited by many different organisms, including those not previously investigated, according to specialists of the Medical Center at New York University. During the study, they found the presence of about 182 species of bacteria on the skin, 8% of which were previously unknown and not described anywhere.

The scientists studied bacteria on the forearms of six healthy subjects: three men and three women. According to Dr. blazer, leather is a terra incognita, an unknown world, which he and his colleagues should be open. According to the study, some of the bacteria inhabit the skin more or less permanently, while others are nomadic. At what part of different bacteria varies from person to person. Scientists estimate that the number of microorganisms in our bodies, outnumbered by the number of our cells at a ratio of 10 to 1, says "iron things.

Some microbes, including the body, are native to the body. Their population varies according to how we live. Preservation of the bacterial population in our body in a stable condition is the key to our health, says Dr. Blaser. Scientists say that many factors affect the structural composition of the population of bacteria, such as weather, light, use of cosmetics. It was also revealed that 71,4% of the total number of species were unique to each individual.

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