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A shed load of work

Bifidobacteria bacteria cartoon image

This guest blog post comes from Bifidobacterium breve, “A good one”.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. It’s just sometimes…pfff. I run my own plastering company – Exolent Plastering Services (EPS Ltd.). Usually we’re there at the beginning of a project, set things up and then others take over. But sometimes we’re called back in, usually when things have gone wrong.

This was one of those times. It was a wall. A simple(ish) wall, you know, keeping some stuff out and other stuff in. We had set up the project as I described but were not due to do any further work…when we got a call. There was a sense of panic in their voice so we dropped what we were doing and headed straight over.

You wouldn’t believe what we saw. It was a mess. Firstly the wall looked as if it had been exposed to the elements, bits were falling off everywhere. Someone mentioned that it was caused by something that had leaked through, L-something, I don’t remember. Anyway we got down to business, doing what we do. “Pass me the D88”, I shouted to the inhabitants. Would you believe they didn’t have any. I had to use my D88…the things I put up with!

Anyway, once I had located my D88, EPS started its work, plastering up the wall and preventing further damage. We worked tirelessly to get the job done. Not to blow our own trumpet but there is no other company that could have done this type of work (and others have tried). No, no, you need EPS!

This post is based on the research article:

Bifidobacterium breve reduces apoptotic epithelial cell shedding in an exopolysaccharide and MyD88-dependent manner