My, What Lustrous Fur You Have


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Many times in science, a research track is followed after an unexpected observation. Sometimes this comes from results not fitting with the proposed hypothesis but other times, it is something not relevant to the study undertaken but seems to be an interesting side effect. The impetus for the PLOS ONE  article by Levkovich et al. began with a simple observation: mice fed probiotic yogurt in gastrointestinal studies had thicker, shinier fur than those that did not. Continue reading “My, What Lustrous Fur You Have”