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Mind, Mood & Microbes


The ability of gut microbiota to communicate with the brain is emerging as an exciting concept in health and disease. Mounting evidence, mostly from rodent studies, suggests that gut microbes help shape normal neural development, brain biochemistry, and behaviour.

Bridging the gap between animal studies and application for treatment in humans will be the next big challenge. There are still many mysteries when it comes to understanding how the microbiome might affect the brain. If research can resolve even a fraction of them, the microbiota-gut-brain axis could be a powerful target for influencing mood and behaviour, such as anxiety and depression, as well as preventing or treating brain-related diseases, including (potentially) Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and autism.

So far, the future looks promising. In years to come, much more of the mysteries surrounding the microbiota-gut-brain axis will be unravelled. Bringing the science and healthcare profession together is key to unravel the mysteries surrounding the microbiota-gut-brain axis in the future.

MIND, MOOD & MICROBES – the 2nd International Conference on Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis – is focused on breakthroughs in fundamental research and dissemination of fundamental research towards clinical applications. The conference is designed for academia, health professionals and health-related industries.

 
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