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.
Microbiota transplanted from both autologous and heterologous donors can be established in aged hosts and facilitate microbiota restoration following perturbation by antibiotics.
Researchers have identified high levels of three gut-produced toxic metabolites in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid samples of patients with multiple sclerosis.
A new review of almost 200 publications suggests the gut microbiota may play a critical role in modulating brain function, social behavior and other symptoms of autism.
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.
For people with arthritis, exercise reduces pain and lowers levels of inflammatory cytokines. Exercise also increases the production of natural endocannabinoids. Researchers found the way exercise promotes these changes was due to altered gut microbes.
A new study suggests the differences in the gut microbiome associated with autism may be a result of restricted dietary preferences, which are a common feature of ASD, rather than a cause of autism symptoms.
The vascular barrier in the choroid plexus locks down access to the brain in response to gut inflammation that causes IBD. The dysregulated activity of the gut-brain vascular axis appears to protect the brain from inflammation. However, the mechanism may increase the risk of both cognitive and mental health problems associated with IBD.
Study reveals a causal mechanism for pain reduction may be due to an antibiotic-induced shift in the gut's amino acid concentrations.
Fenchol, a natural compound found in basil and other plans, appears to have a neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer's disease. Fenchol reduces the formation of zombie neural cells and increases the degradation of non-functional amyloid beta, allowing for quicker clearance of the protein from the brain.