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Adam Rosenthal, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, shows that genetically identical cells within a bacterial community have different functions, with some members behaving more docile and others producing the very toxins that make us feel ill.

Have you ever been so hungry that you become angry, otherwise known as “hangry?” New research by Adam Rosenthal, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has found that some bacteria cells get hangry, too, by releasing harmful toxins into our bodies when deprived of certain nutrients.

Rosenthal and his colleagues from Harvard, Princeton and Danisco Animal Nutrition discovered, using…read more