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Gut bacteria regulate happiness

APC scientists have shown that brain levels of serotonin, the ‘happy hormone’ are regulated by the amount of bacteria in the gut during early life. Their research is being published today in the leading international psychiatry journal, … 455 more words

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CHANGING GUT BACTERIA THROUGH DIET AFFECTS BRAIN FUNCTION

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function, both while in a resting state and in response to an emotion-recognition task. 1,123 more words

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HOW DEFICIENCIES IN TWO GENES SYNERGIZE TO HALT FORMATION OF GUT NERVOUS SYSTEM

Genetic analysis by Stowers investigators has implications for a genetic disorder known as Hirschsprung Syndrome.

Mutations in single genes can cause catastrophic diseases, such as Huntington’s Disease or sickle cell anemia. 1,068 more words

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Delaying Age Related Diseases by Keeping Gut Bacteria in Balance

Why do some people remain healthy into their 80s and beyond, while others age faster and suffer serious diseases decades earlier? New research led by UCLA life scientists may produce a new way to answer that question — and an approach that could help delay declines in health. 1,079 more words

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Gut Bacteria Make Pomegranate Metabolites That May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

In a quest to stay healthy, many people are seeking natural ways to prevent neurodegenerative diseases. Recent studies show that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting polyphenols, can help protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease. 535 more words

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Combinations of Gut Bacteria Affects Myelin Content and Brain Function

Specific combinations of gut bacteria produce substances that affect myelin content and cause social avoidance behaviors in mice, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published today in the medical journal… 685 more words

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A Possible Link Between Gut Bacteria and PTSD

Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or even depression? Two researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) think that’s a strong possibility. 866 more words

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