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Gut bacteria linked to Alzheimer's disease in groundbreaking study

17-Oct-2023

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Researchers found that Alzheimer’s symptoms can be transferred to a healthy young organism via the gut microbiota.

Supports the emergence of the gut microbiome as a key target due to its particular susceptibility to lifestyle and environmental influences.

Alzheimer's patients had a higher abundance of inflammation-promoting bacteria in faecal samples.

"This research has laid the groundwork for future studies, and it will lead to potential advances in therapeutic interventions," - Sandrine Thuret, one of the study’s senior authors.

“..further enhances our understanding of the significant role played by the gut microbiome in brain related disease,” - John Cryan, study's co-author.

Research by the University College Cork (UCC) and King’s College London, published in the journal Brain.

Research findings may lead to new treatments for the most common cause of dementia

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Brain

Scientific Journal providing information from the field of neurology.

John Cryan

Professor and Principal Investigator at University College Cork

King's College London

Public research university

Sandrine Thuret

Neuroscientist and Head of the Neurogenesis and Mental Health Laboratory at King's College London

University College Cork

University in Ireland opened in 1849

Gut bacteria linked to Alzheimer's disease in groundbreaking study