hit counter

Chronic Stress Alters the Gut Microbiome & Intestinal Barrier in Mice with Sex-Specific Effects (2023 Study)

The gut-brain axis, a complex communication network linking the gastrointestinal tract and the brain, plays a pivotal role in maintaining both mental and physical health. Recent studies illuminate how chronic stress disrupts this intricate system, particularly affecting the intestinal barrier in the jejunum, and contributes to the pathogenesis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This emerging …

Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease, Microglia, & Environmental Risk Factors (2024 Evidence)

Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating neurodegenerative condition, is influenced significantly by a blend of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. New research focuses on environmental risk factors and microglia (the brain’s immune cells) for Alzheimer’s development. Highlights: Alzheimer’s Disease and Microglia: Alzheimer’s is characterized by cognitive decline, and microglia play a crucial role in its pathogenesis, acting …

Read more