There is a growing interest in the role diet plays in behavior, yet current studies have yielded inconsistent results around directly linking the gut microbiome as the cause of certain behaviors such as anxiety, depression and autistic behavior. A recent study tries to tackle the question of whether the gut microbiome is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders.

What If It Turned Out We Have Two Brains?

15 Nov 2017

by GMFH Editing Team

This video, produced by AsapSCIENCE, a YouTube channel specializing in bringing science to all types of audiences, shows the existing link between the enteric nervous system, gut microbiota and the brain.

Gut microbiota may play a role in autism

9 Apr 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

Although a range of factors are usually considered, the exact cause of these anomalies is unknown. Recent research carried out by scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and published in the journal Cell seems to shed some light on the origin of the condition, which, it appears may be linked to changes in the gut microbiota.