Gut Brain

Social stress leads to changes in gut bacteria

July 27, 2018

Exposure to psychological stress in the form of social conflict alters gut bacteria in Syrian hamsters, according to a new study by Georgia State University. It has long been said that humans have “gut feelings” about things, but how the gut might communicate those “feelings” to the brain was not known. It has been shown […]

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Advances Along The Gut-Liver-Brain Axis In Alzheimer’s Disease

July 25, 2018

Four new studies reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in?Chicago?investigated how the digestive system, including gut and liver functions, may be related to changes in the brain, and to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The gut microbiome is the community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts […]

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How the Gut Influences Neurologic Disease

May 19, 2018

A study published recently in?Nature?sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows the byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut to influence the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have been using both animal models and human cells from patients […]

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