Beards harbouring next-gen antibiotics?

London, Jan 27 (ANI): It’s an age-old debate: Are beards good for your health? Now, a recent study has suggested that a huge variety of bacteria is found in the facial hair that could help develop new antibiotics.

An experiment on the BBCs Trust Me I’m a Doctor has discovered that beards could potentially be harbouring the next generation of antibiotics.

Adam Roberts, a microbiologist based at University College London, successfully managed to grow more than 100 different bacteria from the beards, predominantly types that are commonly found on skin.

When you get a competitive environment like a beard where there are many different bacteria, they fight for food resources and space, so they produce things like antibiotics, he said. (ANI)

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