Showing posts with label bad breath. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bad breath. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Microbes of anti-social odor

Human odors depend on many extrinsic (such as food or clothing) and intrinsic factors - localized or systemic. In recent years, microbes responsible for localized malodors - bad breath caused by oral bacteria and axillary odor - have been mapped by using next generation sequencing approaches. However, intestinal microbes responsible for systemic malodor (whole-body and extraoral halitosis), remain to be identified.

 Our preliminary analysis of culture-, PCR- and 16S-RNA-based data donated by MEBO and PATM community members show that there are no easy answers.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Unraveling the Mysteries of Mischievous Microbiome

Science explains why some people smell worse than others despite keeping themselves squeaky clean.


  
The body is crawling with microbes that have evolved with the person, depending on the innate metabolism, history of infections, microbiome swaps, diet and lifestyle. The body's ecosystem of microorganisms can increase the risk for dangerous diseases for which we have unreserved levels of sympathy. It can also lead to ​unlikable conditions such as unpredictable and embarrassing outbursts of odor emitting through the pores - odor so bad it ruins social lives and careers.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Giving the underserved the care they deserve

Nobody likes strong smells coming from other human beings. It's just that social convention: you are nice, if you smell nice, and you are a monster - like Shakespeare's Caliban - if you smell bad.

But it could be the brunt of the genetic or environmental misfortune