Study Finds Unexpected Bacterial Diversity on Human Skin – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The health of our skin depends upon a delicate balance between our own cells, and millions of single-celled microbes including bacteria that live on the skin.
Dr. Segre: We need to think about that there are bacteria that are promoting our health and move away from thinking of them as our adversaries.
Narrator: Dr. Julia Segre of the National Human Genome Research Institute reminds not to forget the importance of basic public health measures.
Dr. Segre: We have to focus sanitation, on washing our hands and not bringing bacteria from the environment onto our bodies.
Narrator: A recent study has been analyzing the DNA of microbes on skin. For details, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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