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Microbial Manipulation in the New York Times – Updated.

“Maybe the microbiome is our puppet master”

So writes Carl Zimmer, reporting on a paper that Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley and I wrote about microbial manipulation of human behavior. Zimmer’s article appears in the New York Times Science section.

Update! Alcock, Maley, and Aktipis was featured on the Evolution and Medicine Review.

Click on the link to read our Bioessays abstract:

Is eating behavior manipulated by the gastrointestinal microbiota? Evolutionary pressures and potential mechanisms

Also: read this excellent recent review on the same topic by Mark Lyte (full text):

Microbial endocrinology: host-microbiota neuroendocrine interactions influencing brain and behavior.


Categories: Microbiome

Joe Alcock

Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine

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