A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice
Articles / behavior / diet / Microbiome / Prenatal

A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice

The absence of one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report June 16 in Cell that by adding this bacterial species back to the guts of affected mice, the researchers were able to reverse some of the mice’s behavioral deficits, which are reminiscent of symptoms … Continue reading

Study found genes linked to happiness, depression and neuroticism
Articles / behavior / Genetics

Study found genes linked to happiness, depression and neuroticism

Ana María Rodríguez, Ph.D. In one of the largest studies on the genes involved in human behavior, a group of more than 190 researchers has analyzed genomic data from nearly 300,000 people and found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism. The multi-institutional team, including a researcher from Baylor College of … Continue reading