The newborn’s microbiota

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Today it is known that the newborn's microbiota plays a very important role in the development of its immune system. This microbiota begins to form in the uterus, but has a decisive advance after delivery, thanks, to a large extent, to breastfeeding. The microbiota of the newborn is a topic that has been gaining importance...

The lungs and their characteristics

The lungs are paired organs that allow us to breathe, they compress and dilate occupying part of the thoracic cavity. Without them it would be impossible for us to live. Breathing is living. Hence the importance of the lungs, one of the essential, most complex and sensitive organs of our body. The lungs are two soft, spongy, elastic, and...

Muscle tear: causes and types

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It is important to stretch before exercising to avoid overloading the muscles worked. Muscle tear is a pathological condition also known as a fibrillar tear. All muscles are made up of small fibers that exert movements following cycles of contraction and relaxation. However, there are situations where the fibers are not able to withstand the...

Intestinal bacteria: a possible basis for future obesity treatments

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Obesity is a global health problem that has a multifactorial etiology. Among the suspected and studied factors are intestinal bacteria. Human beings contain a huge number of bacteria in our body that help us to  perform numerous functions -such as digestion-, or that protect us from other bacteria capable of causing disease. Some of them are...

The human being as a superorganism

The human being is composed of a physical structure, the body, and a component based on consciousness and identity. What few know is that we present thousands of living beings within us that make us superorganisms. We all know that the human being contains living beings inside his body. Intestinal microbiota or specific viruses, among others, are examples...