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.

Could gut microbes choose the menu for you?

8 Jun 2017

by Cristina Sáez

A study by Portuguese researchers and published in PLOS Biology reveals that cravings may start very far away from the brain, in the gut. The study also shows that gut bacteria ‘talk’ to the brain and control the food that flies eat.

According to a new study published in Science Advances, being in contact with others may be linked to a healthy, rich and diverse microbiota, at least in chimpanzees, thus providing a healthier and longer existence.

I have a (gut) feeling…

12 Nov 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

It is well known that brain levels of serotonin (also called the “happy hormone” as it is the major chemical involved in the regulation of mood and emotion) are altered in times of anxiety, depression, stress or excitement. However, a