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Could our personality be related to our microbiota?

Several studies carried out in humans described the influence of the intestinal microbiota on emotional behaviors through connexions between intestine and brain, although the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Could our microbiota shape our personality?   A Korean team tr...

Cutaneous microbiota subject to radiation from mobile phones

The electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phones may disrupt the skin’s microbial ecosystem, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Microbiology.   Mobile phones and other electronic devices have invaded our everyday lives, to such an extent that we would be har...

Can intestinal infections cause parkinson’s?

Gastrointestinal infections may play a role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease, according to a study in the Journal of Innate Immunity.   Various studies have shown that the alpha-synuclein (αS) protein, which, when it accumulates in the brain is characteristic of Parkinson’s dise...
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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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