Saturday, 28 June 2014

The role of microbiome in CNS disorders

We live with millions of microorganisms and these bacteria influence many aspects of our physiology. Studies have suggested that even mood and behavior may be affected by the microbiota.

Increasingly, scientists are investigating how central nervous system disorders are modulated by the microbiome, microbiota-derived products, and administered antibiotics and probiotics. Specifically, researchers have recently reported changes in microbial colonization and activity in the murine model of autism spectrum disorders (2014, Brain Behav. Immun. 37,197).

Posted by Tim Sandle