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Autism: when the gut calls the shots

The gut is often referred to as our second brain. For good reason, since it seems to be intimately linked to the ‘first’ brain. The quality of the gut microbiota is a gauge of our morale, our behavior and even our mental health, and may also influence the severity of symptoms in neurobiological dise...

Open wide and say “ah”: the new diagnostic test for autism?

A team of Chinese researchers has demonstrated for the first time a link between autism spectrum disorders and changes in the oral flora in children. A simple saliva test could thus be used to diagnose autism.   Should we be armed to the teeth to fight autism? Even though more and more li...
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Mental health and gut microbiota, towards new therapeutic avenues?

For example, we are told that the gastrointestinal tract also has its own neural network called “enteric nervous system” which is connected to the brain through the vagus nerve. This axis makes bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain possible, each one influencing the other: our em...
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