Is there an "H. pylori" for wounds? The New Germ Theory

We at SALSA have been suggesting for some time that we must move beyond the antiquated “Louis Pasteur” method of identifying flora to a “CSI” molecular model. While Pasteur gave us the germ theory, it appears rather abundantly clear that what we are identifying is not representative of an entire community. It seems entirely feasible that we may, in our molecular probes of the wound microbiota, identify an “H. pylori for wounds” much as a pioneering group of clinician/microbiologists did so in Perth, Australia a generation ago for the stomach. This article in Nature News summarizes things quite nicely.

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