A recent study, led by Prof. Maureen Hanson from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA, has found that ME/CFS patients have an altered composition of the gut microbiota that may play a role in increased microbial translocation and inflammatory symptoms in this condition.

A recent study, led by Prof. Peter Holzer from the Research Unit of Translational Neurogastroenterology at Medical University of Graz in Austria, has found that intragastric treatment of mice with an antibiotic mixture impaired novel object recognition. This cognitive effect was associated with a disruption of the microbial communities in the colon, a depletion of bacteria-derived metabolites in the colon, and particular changes of neurochemical brain activity.

A recent study, led by Dr Heping Zhang from the Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Bioengineering in China, has reported that early detection of gout may be possible through a diagnosis model that uses gout-associated bacteria.

The Gut-Brain Axis: A Two-Way Street

25 Aug 2015

by Paul Enck

A study by De Palma, et al. used germ-free and specific pathogen-free mouse models to investigate the effects of early-life stress.