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#7 – Intestinal bacteria

10 Facts About Human Body We’ve Learned Recently!

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Scientists from the University Medical Center Redband discovered what may be the most widespread virus in the human body, and called it crAssphage.

Study of different types of microorganisms living in the digestive tract of humans, represents a rather unique problem. Most organisms cannot be grown in the laboratory, because it’s good for them to be inside of people. However, there is another source, a little secondary in nature, stool samples. Monumental phase of sorting out what belongs to a particular body is a long and tedious process that led to the discovery of a crAssphage.

Scientists think that the virus is doing something with the bacteria that break down the material in the stomach.

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