According to researchers, analyzing intestinal bacteria could be a promising way to predict health outcomes as we age.
Antibacterial cleaning products have the ability to alter the gut microbiome, increasing the risk for obesity in children, researchers report.
A new study reports long term use of antibiotics in mice decreased levels of amyloid plaques and activated inflammatory microglial cells.
A new study reports blood samples taken from those with Schizophrenia contain genetic material from more types of microbes than people without the condition. Additionally, the blood samples contained less CD8+ memory T cells.
A new study finds wine-derived human gut metabolites may have neuroprotective capabilities.
Mice with a genetic mutation linked to severe depression had impaired ability for neurons in the gut and brain to create serotonin. The reduction of serotonin in the gut led to a deterioration in the gut's lining, slowing the movement of contents through the GI tract and resulting in constipation. However, treatment with 5-HTP increased neurogenesis in the gut, restoring normal function.
A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports a toddler's cognitive development may be predicted by the types of microbes colonizing the gut when they are a year old. Researchers found infants with high levels of Bacteriodes had better scores in cognitive tests at age 2 than those with lower levels of the bacterial genus.
Researchers say that while modern formulas and breast milk encourage the growth of similar kinds of gut bacteria in babies, the bacteria work differently.
A new study reports Parkinson's disease and some of the medications used to treat the condition have distinct effects on the bacteria that make up the gut microbiome.