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The World in Your Belly Button

In Dr. Seuss’s literary classic, “Horton Hears a Who,” an elephant discovers an entire society of tiny people living on a small flower.

In the last 30 years, there’s been an explosion of interest in something nearly as fantastical as a Dr. 881 more words


Gut microbe mix may spark Parkinson’s

Magazine issue: Vol. 190, No.13, December 24, 2016, p.10 

Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gut-microbe-mix-may-spark-parkinsons?mode=topic&context=69 (Article in Science News)

Summary: GUT IMPULSE Signals from gut microbes can activate immune cells called microglia (shown here in green) in the mouse brain, causing inflammation that’s characteristic of Parkinson’s disease.

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Vanita Doesn’t Waste Waste

WHO? Vanita Prasad
WHAT? Environment Biotechnologist
WHERE? Baroda, Gujarat

Reported by Aashima Dogra

In the early 80s, the 12-year-old Vanita suffering from acute headaches was one of the few fortunate Indians to get a CT scan at AIIMS Delhi, a high-tech technology at that time. 2,393 more words


Video: Animal host–microbe interactions special feature open call - find out more

There is only one month to go before the open call for papers for the special feature on animal host-microbe interactions closes. In this video Executive Editor Ken Wilson chats about what types of papers he is looking for and why he believes this topic is going to be a growth area in the future. 48 more words

Animal Behaviour


After our visit to Netherlands’s oldest zoo in Amsterdam – Natura Artis Magistra, we decided to pop by right next door to a different kind of zoo called Micropia. 670 more words


The Microscopic World

My AP Biology class was given a great opportunity to attend the U of R on October 31 and November 1, to take part in a microbiology experiment hosted by Professor John Stavrinides. 684 more words

AP Biology