The Human Microbiome

The establishment of Koch’s postulates in microbiology that links specific microorganisms to specific diseases gave rise to the concept of ‘one microbe-one disease’. Since then the thought that microbes cause disease has always overshadowed the effect of good microbes present in the body. Through the Human Genome Project…

Human Microbiome and Autoimmunity

By Suchitra Chari, MS The human microbiome comprises of all the microorganisms and their genes present in the human body. This totals to around a trillion in number found in site specific places like the skin, mouth, nasal cavities, gut and uterus. When we use the term “microbe” in the…

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