Latest Teichoic acid Stories

2009-11-24 06:17:38

Scientists are advising parents that a bit of dirt can be good for children. The US team of scientists discovered that being 'too clean' can lead to the skin having problems with healing. They say normal bacteria living on the skin trigger a pathway that helps prevent inflammation when a child gets hurt. The bugs can reduce the body's natural overactive immune system, which can make cuts and grazes swell. The findings further back the theory of the "hygiene hypothesis," where the exposure to...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.