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A mouse study reveals a causal link between changes in intestinal microbiota and increasing inflammation as the rodents age.

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Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.

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Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication Studies

By | April 7, 2017

A volunteer-run database called StudySwap, which launched in beta last month, is starting to gain momentum.  

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Recolonizing middle-aged animals with bacteria from younger ones kept killifish alive longer than usual, researchers report.

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In Certain Social Bees, Gut Microbiomes Follow Phylogeny

By | March 29, 2017

Corbiculate bees and their gut-dwelling microbes have been coevolving since the social species evolved from their solitary ancestors around 80 million years ago, scientists suggest. 

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Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

By | March 16, 2017

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.

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Opinion: Welcome to SciComm

By | March 9, 2017

New to science communication? Here’s how to get started.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in Los Angeles

By | March 3, 2017

A conversation with graduate student Alex Bradley

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Human Gut Microbe Transplant Alters Mouse Behavior

By | March 1, 2017

Fecal transplants from humans with irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety into mice lead to similar symptoms and anxiety-like behavior in the rodents, researchers report.  

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Marching for Science in San Diego

By | February 27, 2017

A conversation with postdoc Robert Cooper, entrepreneur Alex Eyman, and lawyer Melissa Slawson

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