Bacteria that protect against acne identified

03/5/2013 | Modern Medicine · PhysiciansBriefing.com

Scientists used genome sequencing to identify a type of Propionibacterium acnes that was common in patients with clear skin but rare in patients with acne, suggesting a protective effect. Two other strains were common in patients with acne and rare in patients with clear skin. The findings, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, might lead to development of targeted probiotic treatments.

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Modern Medicine · PhysiciansBriefing.com