Gut microbiota plays a role in brain function and mood regulation — ScienceDaily

Depression is a mental disorder that affects more than 264 million people of all ages worldwide. Understanding its mechanisms is vital for the development of effective therapeutic strategies. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm and the CNRS recently conducted a study showing that an imbalance in the gut bacterial community can cause a reduction in […]

Glyphosate may affect human gut microbiota

IMAGE: In glyphosate-sensitive bacteria, the EPSPS enzyme in the shikimate pathway is blocked by glyphosate and the essential aromatic amino acids are not produced. Glyphosate-resistant bacteria are not affected by the… view more  Credit: Pere Puigbò Glyphosate is the most commonly used broad-spectrum herbicide. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland have developed a new […]

Link between Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota is confirmed

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Still incurable, it directly affects nearly one million people in Europe, and indirectly millions of family members as well as society as a whole. In recent years, the scientific community has suspected that the gut microbiota plays a role in the development of the disease. A […]