Monthly Archives June 2016

Antibiotics – indiscriminate killers

Antibiotics are similar to highly motivated soldiers, armed to the teeth, which hunt down and kill the enemy – the enemy being “bad” (harmful) bacteria that cause infections in the human body.  Antibiotics very effectively wipe out whole colonies of
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The strange world of gut bacteria

1.    What are gut bacteria Our bodies are crawling with bacteria!  In the gastro-intestinal tract alone (starting with the mouth and ending at the anus) there are trillions of microorganisms, about 2kg worth of bacteria,  lining this 8m long tube. 
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