Bacteria boost fixes symptoms of autism in mice – Article in New Scientist


This is a major discovery. I had no idea the far reaches of our microbiome and its effect on our lives. Through this article, I found a recent TEDx talk from a post doc in the labs who published the work.

 

Microbiome, gut bacteria, human brain science, human brain health

 

 

Figure shows some great concepts described in the TEDx talk about neuroscience and gut bacteria.

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4 thoughts on “Bacteria boost fixes symptoms of autism in mice – Article in New Scientist”

  1. Thanks for posting this. The implications on our notions of self and even culture are far reaching in this area. Beyond the native co-evolved biota that live in humans, other tag along species may have enormous effects on our behaviors. For instance there has been some research done on the possible effects of Toxoplasma gondii and its influence on human culture and history. Here is a link to the abstract of one paper:

    http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/273/1602/2749.short

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