Microbial endocrinology is the discipline where microbiology, endocrinology, and neurophysiology intersect. Its objective is to examine and better understand how microorganisms interact with their hosts under circumstances of both health and disease. A fundamental tenet is that microorganisms car...More...
Much of microbiological research on infectious agents is increasingly specialized and reductionist, viewing the host as a virtually static environment and thus sharply narrowing the context of the disease under study. We advocate an alternative quantitative approach that enables investigators to ...More...