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Tinkering with Gut Microbes Boosts Brain Plasticity in Mice
Intestinal bacteria contribute to the effect of stimulating environments on the brain’s ability to adapt, a study concludes.
Tinkering with Gut Microbes Boosts Brain Plasticity in Mice
Tinkering with Gut Microbes Boosts Brain Plasticity in Mice

Intestinal bacteria contribute to the effect of stimulating environments on the brain’s ability to adapt, a study concludes.

Intestinal bacteria contribute to the effect of stimulating environments on the brain’s ability to adapt, a study concludes.

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Study: Enriched Housing Changes Murine T Cells
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2016
Mice that live in a more-stimulating environment for two weeks appear to develop a more-inflammatory immune state that might help protect the animals against infection.