Obstructive sleep apnea alters the gut microbiome in mice. Transplanting gut bacteria from mice with OSA to those without the disorder caused sleep disruptions.
A new study reports a mother's diet during pregnancy may have an effect on the composition of her child's gut bacteria. The effect, researchers report, may vary by the method of delivery at birth.
From researching the microbiome and immune system to nociception, scientists are looking beyond the nervous system to gain a better understanding of neurological and mental health disorders.
The living environment has a significant impact on the skin microbiota, but not gut bacteria, in both humans and dogs.
Excessive exposure to certain antibiotics can predispose a person to Parkinson's disease, with a delay of onset of up to 15 years.
Chronic social stress in mice induces the expression of virulent genes in the gut microbiota. The altered microbiota increases the presence of effector T helper cells in the lymph nodes and induces myelin autoreactive cells. Exposure to chronic stress, therefore, may increase the risk of developing autoimmune diseases for some individuals with a susceptibility.
Researchers have identified and isolated a gut bacterium which appears to have a significant link to depression.
According to researchers, probiotics may not be as effective as most believe. Researchers report many people's digestive tracts prevent standard probiotics from successfully colonizing them.
Researchers have successfully identified autism risk in young mice by examining their mother's microbiome during pregnancy. The study, which may offer the earliest detection of autism, could pave the way to developing preventative measures against forms of autism by altering the maternal diet and probiotic intake.
A new study reports early life stress in pigs impacts their health, specifically their GI tract, later in life. The findings could have implications for developing new stress relieving therapies in humans.
Researchers discovered migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than those who do not suffer migraine headaches.