Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Body as Bacterial Landlord

Science Journal -

Trillions of Microbes Living in and on Us
Cause Some Harm but Also Afford Protection

The human body teems with so many microbes that they outnumber our own
cells ten to one. Vast schools of bacteria are in us and around us,
like fish nuzzling a coral reef. "They are not simply along for the
ride," says Stanford University microbiologist David Relman. "They are
interacting with us."

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