Are ordinary people interested in scientific and technological research? The social perception reports produced by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) show that interest in R&D has remained stable over recent years. Around 15% of Spaniards say they are interested in science.
In our bodies there are ten bacteria per human cell. This microbial richness plays a key role in our health and in the development of certain diseases. It was, however, a little understood role until the publication of research by Jeffrey I. Gordon, Director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at the University of Washington, who discovered the complex relationship between gut microbiota and nutrition and health, in addition to its impact on problems such as obesity.