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Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behavior in Mice

News   May 31, 2019 | Original story from Caltech

 
Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behavior in Mice

An artist's concept of bacteria in the gut. New research shows that gut bacteria influence and contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice, altering their metabolic profiles and gene expression in the brain. The work suggests that symptoms of autism spectrum disorder may one day be remedied with bacterial metabolites or a probiotic drug. Credit: Caltech

 
 
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