Inheritance & Variation of Traits, Inheritance 2: Genes and Growth (MS), Life Science, S&F 2: Body Systems (HS), S&F 3: Body Systems (MS), Structure and Function

Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior and central GABA receptor expression

Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior and central GABA receptor expression in a mouse via the vagus nerve SUMMARY: This study looked at the effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus on GABA receptors and the role of the vagus nerve in the gut-brain connection. Results showed that L. rhamnosus decreased cortisone levels in stressed out mice… Continue reading Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior and central GABA receptor expression

Life Science, S&F 2: Body Systems (HS), S&F 3: Body Systems (MS), Structure and Function

Gut Bacteria and Parkinson’s

Gut Microbiota Regulate Motor Deficits and Neuroinflammation in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease SUMMARY: This study looked at whether or not gut bacteria could cause symptoms of Parkinson’s. A protein called α-Syn collects and clumps together in the brain, causing the symptoms and affecting the amount of dopamine that is released. There are 8 sections… Continue reading Gut Bacteria and Parkinson’s

Life Science, S&F 2: Body Systems (HS), S&F 3: Body Systems (MS), Structure and Function

How the Microbiome Can Change Brain Development

Early Disruption of the Microbiome Leading to Decreased Antioxidant Capacity and Epigenetic Changes: Implications for the Rise in Autism SUMMARY: This is a rather long, but very interesting, article about all the ways gut microbiome can be disrupted. The products of the the gut microbiome can affect brain development, but the article also focuses on… Continue reading How the Microbiome Can Change Brain Development

Life Science, S&F 2: Body Systems (HS), S&F 3: Body Systems (MS), S&F 3: Homeostasis (HS), S&F 4: Stimuli Response (MS), Structure and Function

Human Gut Microbiome and Health

The Human Gut Microbiome - A Potential Controller of Wellness and Disease SUMMARY: This is a summary article of all the disorders and diseases that are correlated with gut microbiome disruption: Clostridium infections, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, obesity, colon cancer, and autism spectrum disorder. For each disorder, the authors summarize the research that has… Continue reading Human Gut Microbiome and Health