BO bac­te­ria iden­ti­fied

Focus-Science and Technology - - Discoveries -

AS ANY­BODY UN­FOR­TU­NATE enough to spend time in a packed gym chang­ing room can at­test, body odour is bad news. Now, re­searchers from the Uni­ver­sity of York have dis­cov­ered that en­zymes in the bac­terium Sta­phy­lo­coc­cus ho­mi­nis are the guilty party. They break sweat down into thioal­co­hols, the smelly com­pounds found in armpit aroma. The find­ings could lead to de­odor­ants that specif­i­cally tar­get this par­tic­u­lar bac­terium, leav­ing us smelling sweeter for longer.

No­body likes a stinkyk gym bud­dyb dd

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