quinta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2016

Gaming for gut research

New game advances research into microbes that play a role in our health

Date: August 31, 2016

Source: McGill University

You may not think of yourself in this way, but in some ways your body is just a host for hundreds of trillions of microbes (including bacteria) that colonize us in fairly unique combinations in our guts, inside our various orifices and on the surface of our skin. These tiny creatures are essential to our survival: we couldn't digest anything without them, for instance. Scientists are increasingly making links between the range of colonies of microorganisms that live on and within us, our lifestyle habits, and our health.

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