Antibiotics that kill gut bacteria also stop growth of new brain cells

Posted by on May 19, 2016 5:01 pm
Categories: Science

Antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria can also stop the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, a section of the brain associated with memory, reports a new study in mice. Researchers also uncovered a clue to why — a type of white blood cell seems to act as a communicator between the brain, the immune system, and the gut.

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