Tag Archives: Bacteria

The Other Antibiotic: Viruses

Whether the name is spread by the 5 o’clock evening news, the National Institutes of Health website, or a box that you may have to check when registering as a new patient at a healthcare facility, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) is quite a topic of interest in public health. Wait, what is methi-huh-Staphylo-wha? You’ve probably heard of the dangers regarding MRSA,

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A Gut Feeling

You may have heard this potentially horrifying fact before: there are more microbes in your gut than there are cells in your body. That’s over 100 trillion bacteria, all primarily within your colon.[1] If we were to consider every microbial being on your body right now- your roughly 37 trillion human cells would be outnumbered 10 to 1.[2] That’s great (read: terrifying)

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