Link between stress and unhealthy microbiomes

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 08:54 in Biology & Nature

Red squirrels living in a low-stress environment harbour healthier communities of micro-organisms, a result that might hold implications for human health, according to a new University of Guelph-led study. Researchers tested squirrel microbiomes and analyzed the animals’ stress hormones. Their study appears in the journal Biology Letters. Microbiomes are communities of micro-organisms living in and […]

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