April 15, 2015 Researches hypothesize that enhancing biodiversity in laboratory rats, including treating the rats with worms, would suppress their immune systems. Because worms have been shown to subdue inflammatory diseases such as asthma and allergies, the thinking was, the treated immune system would not fight infections as effectively.
Scientists link obesity to gut bacteria - Nearly half of adults in the US and UK will be obese by 2030. A study has found that obesity could be caused by bacterial infection rather than eating too much, exercising too little or genetics. Find out more about the report - and its potential implications for public health systems. The ISME Journal advance online publication 13 December 2012.
Fashion Knitwear Sketchbook exploring micro-art influenced structure & colour of knitted fabrics // Floating in The Great Ether, Laura Collier. This is a good example of how i could develop my project, and the artist gives examples of using knitting to recreate the cells or bacteria.