16 Apr Microbiome Study Provides More Evidence on Lung Bacteria
They may be linked to dangerous diseases and are under constant threat of being expelled from their adopted home. Their contribution to the greater community is only beginning to be understood. And every day, more of them arrive.
They’re bacteria living in human lungs.
New research pinpoints just how they get there, and it opens the door to more work on what happens to them — and our bodies — as a result.
Writing in the journal mBio, researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System offer microbiome-based evidence that most of the bacteria in the lungs of healthy people got there by way of microaspiration.Download PDF