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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Gil Sharon

Postdoctoral Researcher, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

April 2014

The case for using ‘prebiotics’

by ,  /  1 April 2014

Prebiotics — nutrients that promote the growth of some beneficial gut bacteria — can influence brain chemistry and behavior. New findings suggest prebiotics as treatments for people with neurological disorders, say Sarkis Mazmanian and Gil Sharon.