May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!
In light of this event, we are highlighting exciting news about the gut-lung-axis. Yes, you read that correctly – the health of your gut can affect the health of your lungs!
Microorganisms rarely exist as single cells living next to each other but instead accumulate along surfaces to form polymicrobial aggregates known as films, sludge, plaques, scum, or ‘biofilms’. In most biofilms, the actual microorganisms account for less than 10% of the dry mass of the aggregate, whereas the biofilm matrix tends to account for over 90% of the dry weight.