IgA cells that originate in the gut play a role appear to have neuroprotective properties against diseases associated with neuroinflammation, such as meningitis.
Viscerofugal neurons inside the gut wall communicate to other neurons outside of the gut, near the spinal cord, to send messages to the brain.
Death caused as a result of sleep deprivation is preceded by the accumulation of reactive oxidative species in the gut.
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that Parkinson's disease may start in the gut. Researchers found gut-to-brain propagation of alpha-synuclein spread via the vagus nerve. The study provides a more accurate model of Parkinson's progression and could lead to new treatments to halt or prevent this neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers debate the roles of the gut and brain hormones play in regulating appetite and metabolism.
Researchers report stress during fetal development and early childhood can have lasting implications for brain development, leading to increased risks of brain disorders later in life.
Researchers provide new insight into the organization of nerve cells within the gut that help control its function.
Researchers report pregnant mice exposed to stress had alterations in the makeup of bacteria in their guts, as well as in the intestinal tracts of their female offspring.
A new study reveals how prions are able to spread from the gut and into the brain after a person eats contaminated meat.
According to a new study, Parkinson's disease could begin in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve.