Body Bacteri The Skin 's Microbial Metropolis By Allison Maclachla

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Body Bacteria Exploring the Skin’s Microbial Metropolis by Allison Maclachla, Personally I found this article very engaging yet descriptive. Especially when she explained that not all bacteria are bad for you, and then continues to state some are very helpful. For instance she touches base on Staphylococcus epidermis, and how it shields us by taking up the space that Staphylococcus aureus would otherwise conquer. It’s intriguing to now know that acne (Acne vulgaris) the most common skin bacterium, works the same way. Acne vulgaris invades certain parts of our body to hold back other harmful bacteria from penetrating specific areas. Throughout puberty I always figured acne was formed due to your hormone changes, or perhaps even the thought of not bathing accurately. After further researching this, I found that most acne is caused during puberty when the sebaceous glands come to life by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females, but not necessarily from not bathing properly. The hair follicles become blocked, which has a result of an accumulation of oil under the skin, which gives us acne.
Although this passage provided a lot more information regarding the subject body bacteria, I personally found this section the most interesting.

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Body Bacteria Exploring the Skin’s Microbial Metropolis by Allison Maclachla https://class.daytonastate.edu/content/FA15/MCB1010_V2_FA15_ON/Course%20Information/Body%20Bacteria.pdf Acne: Causes, Diagnosis…

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