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The harmless mite Demodex folliculorum, seen here in an electron microscope image, lives in the follicles of eyelashes.
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December 24, 2015 The mites that live on our faces may help reveal where our ancestors came from. It wouldn't be the first time that creepy crawlies have revealed something more than skin deep about the human past.
Want to find your personal posse of Demodex mites? Gently scrape the pores on the sides of your nose.
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August 28, 2014 If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.
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