gut microbes and brain

Lessons Learned from the Hibernating Brown Bears

Lessons Learned from the Hibernating Brown Bears

“The Mind-Gut Connection“, written by Emeran Mayer, M.D., demonstrates his vast experience as a practicing gastroenterologist as he describes the connections that our brains have with our guts, especially with the microbes that make the gut their home. Mayer is a world renowned gastroenterologist and neuroscientist with 35 years of experience in the study of clinical […]

Antibiotics through Effects on the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis and Inflammatory Monocytes May Reshape Brain Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Antibiotics through Effects on the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis and Inflammatory Monocytes May Reshape Brain Hippocampal Neurogenesis

A new Cell Reports study indicates that ‘inflammatory’ monocytes may represent the missing ‘pathogenic link’ between the antibiotics’ effects on gut microbiota, and the subsequent changes in the brain hippocampal neurogenesis and plasticity. Recent research suggests that antibiotics may exert some of their unsolicited side effects through effects on the gut-brain axis. Soon after birth, […]