Gut bacteria linked to depression
Gut bacteria and depression? - interesting science news

Gut microbiome has been the center of the new wave of research over the last couple of years. In a recent study, researchers have shown that gut bacteria altered depression linked behavior as well as gut inflammation signs in rodents.

Researchers found that stress altered the gut bacteria population in certain rodents which then went on to show depressive behavior. Then, they transplanted gut bacteria of stress vulnerable rats into to stress resilient rats and the later showed signs of depression too.

The vulnerable rats had higher proportion of bacteria named Clostridia which could be at the center of this storm. Finding novel therapies some being based in gut bacterial transplants could be important for treating psychiatric conditions like depression.

Read the full story: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Scientific publication: Molecular Psychiatry


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