Autism is often associated with gut impairment and changes of the intestinal microbiota. Some beneficial gut microbes offer the potential to restore the balance inside the gut and thus improve the psychiatric symptoms significantly. At the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit in Barcelona (March 14-15, 2015) Prof. Elaine Y. Hsiao presented the audience with studies that provide a large body of evidence in support of this promising approach.
- Gut microbiota signatures are associated with toxicity to combined CTLA-4 and PD-1 blockade
- A synthetic consortium of 100 gut commensals modulates the composition and function in a colon model of the microbiome of elderly subjects
- ‘Multi-kingdom dialogue’ between internal, external microbiota
- Gut microbiota-derived short-chain fatty acids promote prostate cancer growth via IGF-1 signaling
- Diet alters entero-mammary signaling to regulate the breast microbiome and tumorigenesis