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2012-06-21 21:03:28

Gut bacteria's key role in immunity is tuned to the host species, researchers have found, suggesting that the superabundant microbes lining our digestive tract evolved with us—a tantalizing clue in the mysterious recent spike in human autoimmune disorders.

2012-03-29 22:49:30

To the ranks of horses, donkeys, camels and other animals that have served humanity as pack animals or beasts of burden, scientists are now enlisting bacteria to ferry nano-medicine cargos throughout the human body.

2012-03-21 05:46:18

Allergic asthma affects more than 100 million people worldwide and its prevalence is increasing on average by 50% every decade! A study suggests that widely used antibiotics may be the cause for the increased incidences and severity of allergic asthma in children.

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2011-04-21 07:40:00

The human digestive system, a hotbed of living bacteria, comes in three variations just as distinct as variations in blood type.

2010-06-22 15:49:36

Scientists have completed the most comprehensive comparative analysis to date of bacterial communities inhabiting the human nose and throat, which could provide new insights into why some individuals become colonized with pathogens while others do not.

2010-06-15 15:12:16

Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system.

2009-05-30 12:33:12

The estimated 1,000 species of bacteria inhabiting healthy human skin are likely necessary for proper body functioning, researchers said. Bacterial colonies reside on different parts of the skin, some in the armpit and belly button, which are akin to tropical rain forests, and others on the forearm, which resembles an arid desert, researchers from the National Institutes of Health told the Los Angeles Times in a story published Saturday. We live in a microbial world, and these things are not...


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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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