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Is stress passed down from mother to daughter?

What mechanisms make mice, who were subjected to maternal stress in utero, develop anxiety/depressive disorders as adults?   That’s the question an American team, whose work on female mice was published in the journal "Brain, Behavior and Immunity", wanted to answer, The researchers made ...

Is the intestinal microbiota involved in some strokes?

Cerebral cavernous malformations, or cavernomas, are malformations of blood vessels in the brain. Abnormally dilated, they form ball-shaped conglomerations. Some forms, called familial, are made more likely by recently identified genetic mutations. Generally asymptomatic, cavernomas can sometimes ca...

Living well with your intestines

“Qu'est-ce que tu as dans le ventre [What’s in your stomach?]” is the title of the book written by the journalist Caroline Balma-Chaminadour and the gastroenterologist-proctologist Dr. Philippe Godeberge. What are the keys to calm digestion? How do you prevent digestive tract disorders and diseases?...
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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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