New findings on gut microbiome and MS

 

A number of recent studies have suggested that alterations in the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) may contribute to the onset and/or worsening of multiple sclerosis. Two new papers, scheduled for publication this week, report that certain bacterial strains promote neurodegeneration in the EAE mouse model (Cekanaviciute and colleagues. PNAS 2017; in press).

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