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Our bodies are home to more microbes than human cells. The balance of helpful to harmful microbes in our bodies can make us sick or healthy. The Biology of Human project focuses on helping people understand themselves by exploring scientific principles that underlie modern research in human biology. Biology of Human is an alliance of science educators, artists, science writers, and biomedical researchers working to increase public understanding about viruses and infectious disease. In this comic, Daniel and Miguel find themselves in the world of the microbes, where they meet the Roid (Bacteroides), Longo biffi (Bifidobacterium longum), E. coli (Escherichia coli), Strep Sally (Streptococcus salivarius), and Candi (Candida albicans). There are about 100 trillion life forms living inside us. Every human being contains a whole universe of organisms, all living together. To keep our human cells happy, we have to keep our microbes in balance. That’s how we stay healthy.
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Digestive System Diseases | Medical Humanities | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health
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