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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.