© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Charlotte Area

NC Professor Swabbing Armpits And Ears For Her Research

North Carolina Central University
Dr. Julie Horvath

Ok, so we're going to get a bit gross.  A researcher with N.C. Central and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is studying personal hygiene and its effects on the microbes on our skin. To do it, Julie Horvath is taking samples from people's arm pits and from in their ears - not the most appealing things to be studying. Nevertheless, we got curious about it and reached out to Horvath to find out more.