gut microbes linked autismlike symptoms in mice
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: December 06, 2013 11:02PM
"After 3 weeks, the team measured the levels of gut-derived molecules in the rodents' bloodstream and found that the treatment had stopped up their intestinal leakage. Bacterial counts from rodents' @#$%& showed that although B. fragilis did not establish lasting colonies in the mice, they did "shake up the community," of microorganisms, bringing it closer to that of the normal mice, Hsiao says. After the treatment, the autism-mimicking mice also resembled their normal peers in two behavioral tests, the authors report today in Cell. The animals no longer compulsively buried marbles in their cages and increased their ultrasonic squeaking to typical levels. They did not increase their social interactions, however, Hsiao says."
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