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Swabbing C-section babies with vaginal fluids can restore beneficial bacteria

Restoring a baby’s natural exposure to maternal vaginal microbes after a C-section birth can normalize the development of the microbiota in newborn.

Immune cells on skin help to maintain a healthy microbiota

Immune cells called group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are responsible for triggering a response when bacteria and viruses breach the skin.

Skin microbe can fight bacteria that cause eczema — with no...

A bacterial strain, called Staphylococcus hominis A9, inhibited the expression of a S. aureus toxin that promotes inflammation in atopic dermatitis.

Skin microbes produce their own antibiotic to fight off harmful bacteria

Some C. acnes strains harbored genes that encoded a molecule similar in structure to a known antibiotic called berninamycin.

Skin bacteria can help wounds to heal

Researchers have found that skin microbiota plays a key role in wound-healing processes.

Microbiota could contribute to skin damage in some cancer therapies

A new study published in Science Translational Medicine reveals why EGFR inhibitors, which are approved to treat cancers such as lung and colorectal cancer, cause severe skin side effects.

How gut microbes influence social behavior

A study reviewed the evidences that link the microbiota with social behaviors, analyzing how the microbiota-gut-brain axis influences sociability.

Consuming pomegranate changes the skin microbiota, protects from UVB-induced damage

Consuming pomegranate can alter the skin microbiota and confer resistance to UVB-induced damage, a study published in Scientific Reports claims.

Acne may be caused by a lapse in the skin-microbiota dialogue

Researchers at the University of Debrecen proposed that acne is caused by a transient inflammatory interaction of teenager facial skin with its microbiota.

Skin bacteria could help diagnose childhood eczema

The skin microbiota could help to identify who’s more at risk of developing childhood eczema through a "skin health indicator", researchers have found.