Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bacteria in and on us, thoughts on bugs good and bad and antibiotics

Dear Readers.

We're all interested in preventing infections.

But we also know that all bugs are not bad. In fact, some actually provide defense against infection.

To understand this apparent paradox, you might like to read this article about what we call the human microbiome.

Two bacteria are commonly found on the skin and in the sebaceous glands over the shoulder: Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis
and Propionibacter Acnes. One major element of our research is to understand the role of these organisms in preventing and causing infections around the shoulder.


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