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7/15/2021 Little friends in the gut control social behavior through stress hormone pathway

Gut feeling, an idiom widely used in western culture, describes an instinctive feeling but not knowing the exact reason. Now a team of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) scientists has explored how gut bacteria influence mouse social behavior through a distinct stress response pathway in the brain. The novel finding, discussed in an article published in the journal Nature on July 15, 2021, has solved a missing piece of the connection between the gut and the brain, the authors say.


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