20 Jun 2016

Autism and gut bacteria

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:13 pm on 20 June 2016

Science is continuing to explore the way what happens in your brain may be affected by what happens in your gut. We've heard about how gut bacteria might have an impact on things like depression, but a new study shows autism could be related to gut bacteria too. Dr Mauro Costa-Mattioli is froim Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston. He explains what 100 mice have taught him about the link between bacteria and social behaviour.

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