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Gut buddies: multispecies studies and the microbiome

Abstract:

Recent work in the life sciences presents the human as a superorganism, composed of and kept alive by diverse microbial kin. We learn that this life is changing fast as a result of modern lifestyles, and that missing microbes are causing epidemics of absence. There is a growing interest in restoring components of the microbiome. This paper explores some of the implications of these developments for multispecies studies through a focus on helminth therapy – the selective reintroduction of para...

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Publication status:
Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Geography
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of New South Wales Publisher's website
Journal:
Environmental Humanities Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2016-01-01
ISSN:
2201-1919
URN:
uuid:116b9dd3-a63c-43e6-a825-d1fed7fdbae6
Source identifiers:
598660
Local pid:
pubs:598660

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