Gut Brain

Researchers Discover First Clues on How Gut Health Influences Brain Health

October 25, 2019

New cellular and molecular processes underlying communication between gut microbes and brain cells have been described for the first time by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus. Over the last two decades, scientists have observed a clear link between autoimmune disorders and a variety of psychiatric conditions. For example, people with autoimmune […]

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Gut-brain connection helps explain how overeating leads to obesity

August 22, 2019

Eating extra servings typically shows up on the scale later, but how this happens has not been clear. A new study published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by a multi-institutional team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reveals a previously unknown gut-brain connection that helps explain how those extra servings lead […]

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New Study Finds Multi-Strain Probiotic Aids Dietary Management of Cirrhosis Patients

July 31, 2019

A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Hepatology Communications finds that the multi-strain De Simone Formulation probiotic medical food may help in the dietary management of dysbiosis associated with cirrhosis by improving cognitive function, decreasing risk of falls, and improving inflammatory response. The De Simone formulation, which has been the subject of more than 70 […]

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Breaking the code: How is a mother’s immunity transferred to her baby?

July 31, 2019

One of the most successful interventions in reducing infectious disease worldwide, vaccination still has limited effectiveness in protecting one group of patients — newborn infants. Now a study based at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard has determined how a pregnant woman’s vaccine-induced immunity is transferred to her child, which has implications for […]

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Can livestock help a baby’s immune system

July 24, 2019

Scientists from The Ohio State University found that bacteria and other microbes from rural Amish babies was far more diverse — in a beneficial way — than what was found in urban babies’ intestines. And, in a first-of-its-kind experiment, they found evidence of how a healthier gut microbiome might lead to more robust development of […]

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Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?

July 17, 2019

Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, a study by immunologists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, has shown. The research is published in the journal Nature Communications today. The gut is one of the organs that is most severely affected by ageing and age-dependent […]

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Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria

July 17, 2019

People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry. Anxiety symptoms are common in people with mental diseases and a variety of physical disorders, especially in disorders […]

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Personalized treatment to children with irritable bowel syndrome

May 17, 2019

To improve the treatment of children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), investigators have developed a sophisticated way to analyze the microbial and metabolic contents of the gut. A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, describes how a new battery of tests enables researchers to distinguish patients with IBS from healthy children […]

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Women’s gut microbiomes appear to mature earlier than men’s

May 17, 2019

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome. The study, published online May 14, 2019 in mSystems, found younger […]

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CBT can provide better long-term relief for IBS symptoms

May 2, 2019

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder affecting 10 — 20 per cent of people. Abdominal pain, bloating and altered bowel habit significantly affect patients’ quality of life and can force them to take days off work. New research has shown that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tailored specifically for IBS and delivered over […]

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