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 m…
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, allowin…
Children whose saliva produced high amounts of sulfur volatiles disliked raw Brassica vegetables the most. The levels of sulfur volatiles were similar in parents and children, suggesting a shared oral microbiome. However, the relationship between sulfu…
Researchers evaluate the role of the gut-brain axis in relation to health conditions and report on how gut-based interventions could provide relief for some mental health disorders.
An overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract of the bacteria Klebsiella in preterm babies was associated with an increased presence of certain immune cells and the development of neurological damage. The findings suggest a link between microbiota and br…
There is a growing body of evidence linking depression to microbiome health. A new study proposes focusing on the microbiome may help alleviate some of the symptoms of depression associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study reaffirms findings that the gut microbiome may play a significant role in cognitive decline. Researchers found, in mice, a ketogenic diet, hypoxia, and the Bilophila wadsworthia bacteria impaired the hippocampus, leading to signs of cognitive dec…
Study highlights how the enteric nervous system acts similarly to neural networks in the brain and spinal cord.
The gut microbiome can be harnessed to reverse age-related brain deterioration and restore cognitive function, researchers report.
Early-life exposure to antibiotics could impact brain development in areas associated with emotional and cognitive function, a new study reports. Researchers found penicillin exposure in infant mice altered the microbiome and gene expression in key are…
A diet rich in foods containing isoflavone, a plant-based compound found in legumes, chickpeas, and peanuts, that resembles estrogen, protects against multiple sclerosis symptoms in mouse models.
Infant boys with a gut bacterial composition high in Bacteroidetes were found to have more advanced cognitive and language skills one year later compared to boys with lower levels of the bacteria.
A diet rich in fermented foods, such as yogurt and kimchi, can help to improve gut microbiome diversity and reduce symptoms of chronic inflammation, a new study reports.
Immaturity of the gut microbiome and epithelial barriers in the gut and choroid plexus appear to play a significant role in neonatal susceptibility to meningitis.
Researchers identified the gut bacteria E. faecalis as a mediator of social behavior and corticosterone levels in mice.
Gut microbes that metabolize tryptophan secrete indoles that stimulate the development of new neurons in the adult brain.
Study finds only 30% of genes traditionally associated with aging set the internal clock in drosophila. The rest reflects the body’s internal response to bacteria.
Most strains of bacteria in the microbiome are persistent within families and geographical regions, with the chance for a strain persisting up to a year at 90%.
Study reveals a significant association between an infant’s gut microbiome and their fear response.