Tag: bacteria

Navel-Gazing Researchers ID Which Species Live In Our Belly Buttons (But Don’t Know Why)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , ,

Researchers have discovered which bacteria species are most commonly found in our bellybuttons, but have still not discovered what governs which species will be found on which people. These are the first published findings of the Belly Button Biodiversity project led by NC State’s Dr. Rob Dunn. The researchers swabbed the belly buttons of 66

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Superbugs From Swine Farms?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

The spread of bacteria that are immune to many types of antibiotics – so-called “superbugs” – is cause for great concern for public health. But where are these superbugs coming from and how are they spreading? One source may be hog farms. A recent study by NC State entomologist Coby Schal and colleagues from Kansas

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