Saturday, 24 May 2014

The influence of the gut microbiota on neurology

Can gut microbes manipulate even the mind? New research seems to suggest that the answer is yes.

A mouse study of autism spectrum disorders showed an association between changes in the gut microbiota and ASD symptoms. These findings could indicate that the microbiota have a significant impact on the perturbations associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.
(2013, Cell 155, 1451).

Posted by Tim Sandle