Monday, September 14, 2015

BacterioFiles 229 - Spore-formers Stimulate Serotonin

This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

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  • Nitrogen-fixing bacteria partner with tiny animals in ocean (paper)
  • Monitoring microbiome could help diagnose type 1 diabetes
  • Breastfeeding could help prepare infant gut community for solid foods

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