Research by Topic: Bacteria

Bacterium Can Reverse Autism-Like Behaviour in Mice

Published December 5, 2013 in Cell

Caltech researchers gave probiotics to mice that had been bred to have autism-like symptoms and found promising results. After being given the probiotics, the mice were more communicative and less anxious. The treatment also reduced gastrointestinal problems in the animals that were similar to those that often accompany autism in humans.

http://www.cell.com/retrieve/pii/S0092867413014736

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Study Finds No Link Between Autism and Gut Microbes

Published November 5, 2012 in SFARI

Contradicting a popular hypothesis in autism, a new study from Australia has found no connection between autism and bacteria in the gut. For the peer-reviewed article, click here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22997101

http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/study-finds-no-link-between-autism-and-gut-microbes

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