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Uncovering the Mysteries of the Skin's Microbiome - Podcast

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Skin’s Microbiome – Podcast

The vast number of microorganisms residing within and on the human body play a significant role in our identity. They not only facilitate our interactions with the world around us, but also impact our susceptibility to cancer and even influence our romantic preferences. Scientists are currently in the early stages of understanding the various types of bacteria we coexist with and their effects on us.

During the last segment of the Science Weekly mini-series, Ian Sample interviews Julie Thornton, who serves as the academic director for the Centre for Skin Sciences and is a professor of cutaneous biology at the University of Bradford. Julie shares with Ian the diverse nature of the skin microbiome throughout our bodies, its role in wound healing and immunity, and ways we can safeguard it from the negative effects of modern living.

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Source: theguardian.com