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Microbiome: is the answer in our guts?

Microbiome: is the answer in our guts?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Exploring the link between our guts and our general health is becoming increasingly popular. Studies of people with various physical and mental health conditions suggest there may be an important link that has not yet been explored in MND. Researchers are now looking closely into the association between our gut microbiome and our vulnerability to…

Mediating the delicate balance between protection and damage

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Opening Session theme on how the disease progresses within the Central Nervous System (CNS) continued with the presentation by Prof Stan Appel from Baylor College of Medicine, Huston on neuroinflammation. Examination of post-mortem brain and spinal cords from people with MND shows clear evidence of inflammation (although Prof Appel was quick to point out…