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Depression: more accurate diagnosis thanks to the gut microbiota?

Two recent studies have opened up new avenues for the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders by analyzing the composition and metabolome of the gut microbiota.   In recent years, many studies have examined the link between gut dysbiosis and depression, a condition that affects mo...
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Alcoholism: explaining social disorders thanks to the microbiota

The microbiota of alcoholic patients may deregulate the metabolism of ketone bodies and induce neurobehavioral disorders: so concludes a study on human-to-mice microbiota transplantation supported by observations in humans.   Introversion, social anxiety... alcoholics display alterations ...
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Role of the microbiota in gut-brain communication

This article describes the two-way circuit linking the intestine to the brain: bacteria or their metabolites communicate with the brain via the gut-extrinsic sympathetic nervous system, while the brain in turn influences gut physiology.   Connections between gut and brain control gut’s ti...
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