Meet your Microbes

Meet your Microbes

Field Guides “What we need is a full field guide to the microbes that live in and on people, so that we can understand what they’re doing to our lives. We are them; they are us.” (Jonathan Eisen) There’s work going on to define the microbial makeup inside us. It’s a great start. But only just the beginning. It would be interesting to see a field […]

Probiotics vs Antibiotics

Probiotics vs Antibiotics

Another interest post about probiotics from Radiolab.   Before Probiotics My first encounter with probiotics occurred 40 years ago. Back then, I knew nothing of the term. My landlord had a serious medical problem: his tongue had quickly become swollen and extended it turned a dark black color and was painful He couldn’t eat, barely drink through a straw, or breath through his mouth. There […]

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