Scientists find role of gut microbiome in motor neurone disease – THE WEEK

The gastrointestinal tract (GIT), which hosts billions of bacteria, microorganisms and viruses, plays an important roles in both the maintenance of health and the development of diseases.

Harvard University scientists have identified a new gut-brain connection in the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND) that causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles. The gut microbiome could influence the severity of disease and could be a potential target for therapy.

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