Former Demas lab graduate student Kristyn’s manuscript on the consequences of early-life immune activation on the gut microbiome and same-sex social behavior following antibiotic treatment in adulthood was recently published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity! In this study, Kristyn showed that LPS-treated males exhibit more robust changes in behavior following antibiotic treatment as adults than LPS-treated females, suggesting that males may be more vulnerable to behavioral abnormalities following an early-life immune challenge.
A link for the manuscript can be found under the “Publications” page and can also be accessed here. In addition, the manuscript was chosen by the editors of BBI to be featured in a commentary, which can also be found under our website’s “Publications” page.
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