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When Gut Bacteria Hijack the Brain

Some researchers believe the microbiome plays a role in regulating how people think and feel. By now, the idea that gut bacteria affect a person’s health is not revolutionary. Many people know that these microbes influence digestion, allergies, and metabolism. The trend has become almost commonplace: New books appear regularly …

Before The Gas Is Passed, Researchers Aim To Measure It In The Gut : Shots – Health News : NPR

Electrical engineer Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh calls the stinking mixture puddled in jars inside his laboratory “fecal inocula.” The jars of fresh poop are instrumental to his research at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia to develop ways to scientifically analyze people’s farts, something that the researchers believe could help …