Scientists Analyze Why Do Bacteria Fight Consistently Inside Human Body

Scientists Analyze Why Do Bacteria Fight Consistently Inside Human BodyHealth scientists have observed that the microscopic bacteria inside our bodies are at constant war with each other. This indirectly harms the human body as the bacteria tend to attack the immune systems.

Dr. Sam Brown, from the University of Oxford, lead researcher, tried to look for the cause of this consistent war between the different types of bacteria.

“Sometimes the answer is obvious - for example, the cold virus makes its host sneeze, helping it spread wider”, he said.

Researchers from Oxford University and the University of Pennsylvania have been attempting to answer Dr. Brown’s query.

According to them, the rival bacteria tend to fall short of available area within the body and they end up fighting for the available space. This leads to a collateral damage in the body.

A study appearing in 'Current Biology’, has claimed that Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common form of bacteria, communicates with the other bacteria inside the bodies of mice.

Streptococcus pneumonia poses severe threats on human lives, causing a range of diseases like pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis.

H. influenza and Streptococcus pneumonia fight with their dreadful weapons. They stimulate white blood cells from the individual’s immune system.