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Daemon
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Gut Flora

The average human body, which consists of an estimated ten trillion cells, has about ten times that number of microorganisms in its digestive tract. These bacteria, known as intestinal, or gut, flora, normally reside within the lumen of the intestine and fulfill a number of useful functions for the host, including producing vitamins, training the immune system, fermenting unused energy substrates, and producing hormones that prompt the host to store fats. Can a person survive without gut flora? More...
Wilmar (USA)
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The average human body, which consists of an estimated ten trillion cells, has about ten times that number of microorganisms in its digestive tract.
thar
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Ever get the feeling you are being used?


All essential, of course. Symbiosis.
I think the whole exploitation of and respect for gut flora is going to increase in future medicine.

It is the gut fauna you have to watch out for!
ChristopherJohnson
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They look pretty much the same as some strange formation in Martian rocks, visible under the microscope.
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