Researchers say the gut microbiome may be a viable targetable biomarker to improve immunotherapy responses in those with glioblastoma and a range of other cancers.
A newly invented soft, implantable probe can interface between gut and brain tissue, measuring both dopamine and serotonin levels. The device has applications for depression, Parkinson's disease, and intestinal disorders.
Microbes in the gut influence what an animal chooses to eat. Altering the microbiome resulted in changes to preferred diets.
Hypothalamic neurons directly detect variations in bacterial activity and adapt appetite and body temperature accordingly. The findings demonstrate a direct dialog occurs between the brain and the gut microbiota.
Modulating the gut's microbiome by fecal implants induced behavioral and cognitive changes in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers say the findings could help develop therapies to stall dementia via probiotic use and fecal transplantation.
Researchers have identified a link between multiple sclerosis and a decreased level of specific gut bacteria. Additionally, the study reveals those who consume more meat may be at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder.
A new study has uncovered a link between gut bacteria and chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis.
Microglia, a key immune cell in the brain, appears to mediate the relationship between the gut microbiome and amyloid-beta deposits in male mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.
Children whose saliva produced high amounts of sulfur volatiles disliked raw Brassica vegetables the most. The levels of sulfur volatiles were similar in parents and children, suggesting a shared oral microbiome. However, the relationship between sulfur volatiles and the dislike of Brassica vegetables was not as high in adults, suggesting they may have learned to tolerate the taste of the vegetables over time.