Could gut bacteria help make you more anxious?

From ABC Science, 29 July 2015: Stress during childhood can affect the make-up of our gut bacteria and this, in turn, could influence our mental health as adults, a new mouse study suggests. The research found transplanting gut bacteria from mice stressed when they were young could encourage anxiety-like behaviour in some recipients. The researchers Continue reading Could gut bacteria help make you more anxious?

Poop transplants boost gut defences

From ABC Science, 2 December 2013: Faecal microbiota transplantation – also known as ‘faecal transplants’ – restores bacterial diversity and quickly relieves the symptoms of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, according to a new study. Researchers compared the gut bacteria of 14 individuals who had Clostriduium difficile infection as a consequence of antibiotic treatment, before and after faecal Continue reading Poop transplants boost gut defences