Korean researchers reveal how antibiotics cause mutations in instestinal microorganisms


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bacteria inside the intestines play a crucial role in digestive health and
affect the immune system but Korean researchers have found out how taking
antibiotics can actually damage these vital micro organisms park se-young with
more the average human has about one kilogram of bacteria in their gut these
good bacteria a digestion and prevent harmful bacteria from reproducing with
the thousands of types of bacteria exists in a delicate balance and a
dysfunction in any one species of bacteria could cause illnesses the
imbalance of gut bacteria destroys intestinal environment and the bacteria
can cause atopic dermatitis drive autoimmune diseases or even worse induce
mental illnesses the main cause of bacterial imbalance is antibiotics
Korean researchers found that upon sensing the presence of antibiotics gut
bacteria created a stress sensing molecule known as an alarm on alarm ins
adjusted genes within bacteria slowing their activity and inhibiting their
growth resulting in genetic variation and mutation the problem is that
stopping antibiotic treatment and being careful does not quickly recover the
damage the study stresses the importance of the appropriate use of antibiotics
and is expected to aid the development of medicines for conditions linked to
gut bacteria park se-young arirang news

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