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ASM GM 2010 - Can Bacteria Make You Smarter

Dr. Jeff Fox, Features Editor for Microbe Magazine interviews Dorothy Matthews, The Sage Colleges, Troy, New York, from the 110th ASM General Meeting for our webcast, ASM Live.

Exposure to specific bacteria in the environment, already believed to have antidepressant qualities, could increase learning behavior.  Mice fed live cultures of Mycobacterium vaccae were able to learn and complete a maze twice as fast as control mice.

 

 

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