What’s lurking in your lungs? Surprising findings emerge from microbiome research

17 agosto 2015

With every breath you take, microbes have a chance of making it into your lungs. But what happens when they get there? And why do dangerous lung infections like pneumonia happen in some people, but not others? Researchers have started to answer these questions by studying the microbiome of the lungs — the community of microscopic organisms are in constant contact with our respiratory system.