The Human Microbiome: What Am I Made Of? Part 2


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The study of microbiology and immunology has been prominently researched since the 1600’s, and notably advanced when Anton van Leeuwenhoek created the microscope. While many hypothesized that there was something causing illness and disease, no one had been able to demonstrate any microbe’s tangible existence, however, until such were first discovered under the microscope. It was now measurable and verifiable that these microbe’s were living, moving organisms!

The Human Microbiome: What Am I Made Of? Part 1

Human Genome12.18.2014

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Consider this question: Are you composed of more human cells or microbial cells? The Human Microbiome Project has found the answer to this and many more queries since the project began in 2007. This is an extension of the Human Genome Project, which called for more research upon the many discoveries making up the Human Microbiome. Within this new “What Am I Made Of” series, we are going to explore more into what the Human Microbiome project is and what they have discovered, along with looking at some of the microbial cells that make up our bodies. These microbial cells may act as helpful and normal flora in our bodies but can also become disease causing, killing machines.

Mold: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Part 3

Mold that is growing12.11.2014

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Finally, in the last installment of our mold series, we explore more specifically the different kinds of mold and how to treat and remove them. There are a lot of good resources available on the internet such as on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) websites. There is plenty of information, pictures, guides, and advice on what to do in case your home or business is found to have mold.

Mold: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Part 2

3 Petri dishes of mold12.03.2014

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

Part 2 of our mold series aims to debunk several myths about mold and present several ways in which mold has been used for positive outcomes. Mold has a bad reputation, but not all types of mold are necessarily bad. For instance, a certain mold is responsible for what has been one of the biggest medical discoveries in the 20th century. Do you know what it is? For the answer, we will explore some common myths about mold, some of which we’ll debunk. Below are three common myths regarding mold: