Bacterial hot springs therapy, Iceland

Bacterial hot springs therapy, Iceland

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Credit: MASSIMO BREGA, THE LIGHTHOUSE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bacterial hot springs therapy, Iceland. Women bathing in hot springs, in Iceland, that contain bacterial deposits (white) that are used as a moisturiser for the skin. The women have applied this natural moisturiser to their faces. The bacteria are thermophilic extremophiles, adapted to thrive at high temperatures. The bacteria are being studied by the Icelandic biotechnology company Prokaria.

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