Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, according to a new study.
Researchers have made an important advance in understanding the roles that gut bacteria play in human health.
With more research being conducted on the gut-brain axis, studies have reported that the gut microbiota plays an important part in regulating brain function.
Mouse-based research finds a possible link between the gut microbiome in infants and the development of allergies.
People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a new review of studies.
Modifying our microbiome with prebiotic fibres could help lower levels of brain inflammation and boost brain function during ageing, according to new mouse-based research.
In a new hypothesis, a research team suggests that inflammatory diseases are caused by an over-supply of food, and the associated disturbance of the intestine's natural bacterial colonization.
A recently discovered relationship between genetic variation and the bacterial balance in our gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalise their recommendations, say those behind the study.
Scientists have shown that transplanting gut bacteria, from a stressed to a non-stressed animal, can cause vulnerable behaviour in the recipient. The research reveals details of biological interactions between the brain and gut that may someday lead to probiotic treatments for human psychiatric disorders such as depression.
A probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium longum appears to improve the ability to respond and cope with stress as research provides more proof of the bidirectional communication between the gut and brain.
A team of researchers has found that giving rats exposed to a stressful environment extra doses of omega-3 fatty acids, resulted in a reduction of the kinds of mental and physical damage that normally occur under such circumstances.
The apparent rise in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its stubborn resistance to treatment has spurred a legion of researchers to enter the field and explore the disability in innovative ways.
We’ve known for a few years that people with schizophrenia have a different gut microbiome than healthy control populations.
A study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behavior as they grow to maturity.
This new research is a good start and complements other work in related areas talking about the gut-brain axis as being potentially pertinent to some forms of schizophrenia.
As well as potentially improving our brain function, eating healthy foods - i.e. "good fats", vegetables, nuts and berries - could improve our mental well-being, and could even help the planet, too.
‘What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,’ says Felice Jacka, a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?
Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study.
For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more severe symptoms and a higher level of disability compared to people with MS who seldom consume sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a new study.
New research suggests that when people boost their fat intake to 40 percent of their daily diet for six months, the number of "good" gut bacteria decreases while "unhelpful" bacteria amounts increases.