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Dispatches from the Psychobiotic Revolution
Scott C. Anderson
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disease with no cure. New research shows that gut microbes play an important role and may help slow disease progression.
Researchers find an unorthodox method to transmit depression from one animal to another. What does it mean for psychiatry?
Gut microbes affect our physical and mental health and may even make us more social.
Your gut microbes can affect your mood and your sleep patterns. Here are seven ways to help you sleep better at night.
The narcissist's need for control can stress you out, mess with your gut, and set up a vicious cycle of sickness. Here's how to deal with it.
Your gut microbes can control your food cravings, and that may not be in your favor. Learn how to gain the upper hand.
Your microbiota has a surprising impact on your attractiveness and may even determine who you will fall for, and who will fall for you. Learn how to harness that power.
Early microbial disruptions can alter brain development, setting the stage for later mental illnesses. What happens in the first thousand days could change your mood for life.
Two studies show that important functions of your microbiota have less to do with specific microbes than the genes they possess. Time to toss your probiotics?
Yes, antibiotics are miracle drugs, but they have some quirks. Among them are unexpected interactions with the brain. Here are five surprising connections.
Microbial genes are inherited, and they help guide the formation of your immune system and the development of your brain.
Do horses get depressed? What we found working with race horses brought us into the world of psychobiotics. Our minds are still reeling.
Scott C. Anderson is a science journalist and coauthor with John Cryan and Ted Dinan of "The Psychobiotic Revolution" from National Geographic.