New Study Links Gut Bacteria and Neurodegenerative Conditions
Summary: A new study reports on an association between specific gut brain bacteria species and the manifestation of neurodegenerative disorders in the head brain, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS which effects millions of people worldwide.
Lead scientific investigator, Czyz at the University of Florida is testing hundreds of strains of bacteria found in the human gut to see how they affect protein aggregation in the C. elegans worm. The group is also investigating how bacteria associated with neurological-degeneration cause protein mis-folding at the molecular level.
Worms colonized by E. coli bacteria: Credit - University of Florida