News

Response to bacterial infection depends on time of day

Mice that got Salmonella in the evening fared better

By
11:41am, May 28, 2013

A run-in with Salmonella may be worse at dawn than at dusk, at least for mice.

Mice fed the nasty bacteria, a common cause of food poisoning, in the morning came down with a more severe infection than mice fed at night, researchers report May 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join SSP today or Log in.

More from Science News