How microbes define, shape — and might even heal us | ideas.ted.com

Check out this piece about the role of tiny organisms in general health, such as having allergies or staying well when others get sick, as well as possible connections to major concerns such as obesity and diabetes. Here’s a tantalizing quote:

We’re already starting to link our microbes to a wide spectrum of specific diseases, from the obvious — like infectious diseases and inflammatory bowel disease — to surprising ones such as multiple sclerosis, autism, and depression.

Follow the link: How microbes define, shape — and might even heal us | ideas.ted.com.

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