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Study: Fungi and bacteria grow on body implants

20:00 EDT 2 Jul 2018 | AAAS

(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) A body implant provides a new habitat for bacteria and fungi, a new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen reveals. The researchers have examined a number of implants such as screws implanted in the body in connection with surgery and discovered bacteria and fungi on them -- despite the fact that the patients have shown no signs of infection.

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