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All posts for the month May, 2015

Hi- I’ve been writing articles for fun for The Conversation, and enjoying the attention those get. I’ve neglected to post much to this blog because of that, but later today or tomorrow I plan to contribute a new post describing a paper from Neuroscience in which links between gut bacterial composition and the functioning of the mouse nervous system are described. It will be a very interesting read!
I’ve also written an article on probiotic bacteria for a website called probiotics.org, but that hasn’t been posted- the website’s maintainer has faced some difficulties recently and hasn’t had time.
Here are the four articles I’ve written so far for The Conversation, and I hope you find them of interest.
How gut bacteria affect your immune system and response to vaccines – https://theconversation.com/what-do-the-bacteria-living-in-your-gut-have-to-do-with-your-immune-system-36732
How soil bacteria and fungi can help plants grow (this one was the first and it was not well edited- it needs a bit of work) – https://theconversation.com/tapping-the-plant-microbiome-to-improve-farming-and-plant-health-36288