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Response to bacterial infection depends on time of day

Mice that got Salmonella in the evening fared better

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.

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