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A Perturbed Skin Microbiome Can be 'Contagious' and Promote Inflammation,

08:05 EDT 6 Jul 2017 | BioScience Technology

Researchers have shown for the first time that, not only can infection with the Leishmania parasite alter the skin microbiome of affected mice, but this altered microbial community can be passed to uninfected mice that share a cage with the infected animals.
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University of Pennsylvania

Original Article: A Perturbed Skin Microbiome Can be 'Contagious' and Promote Inflammation,

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