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.
When it comes to hunger and satiety, nerve cells in the vagus nerve fulfill opposing tasks.
A new study reports on an association between specific gut bacteria species and the manifestation of neurodegenerative disorders.
Intermittent fasting can help to reduce hypertension by reshaping the gut’s microbiome.
Taking a daily prebiotic supplement improves general wellbeing, reduces symptoms of anxiety, and promotes better gut health, a new study reports.
Consuming high levels of sugar-sweetened beverages early in life may lead to memory problems during adulthood. Researchers found, compared to rats who consumed only water, those who drank sugar-sweetened beverages had difficulties in memory recall asso…
Both wisdom and loneliness appear to be influenced by microbial diversity within the gut, a new study reports.
Immune cells in the uterus and placenta of stressed pregnant mice were not activated, but researchers found increased levels of inflammation in the developing fetal brain. Additionally, prenatal stress led to reductions in gut microbial strains and fun…
A meta-analysis study reveals alterations in the gut microbiome may trigger gastrointestinal problems associated with Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, the gastrointestinal problems may occur years before other Parkinson’s symptoms develop.
In mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders, researchers found social deficits were mediated by microbes in the gut. By contrast, hyperactivity is controlled by genetics. Treatment with a specific microbe helped improve social behavior.
Researchers have identified a genetic link between depression and an increased risk of developing stomach ulcers.