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NPR Explores Connection between Gut and Brain

November 18, 2013

National Public Radio's Morning Edition takes a look at scientific research on the connection between gut microbes and brain function.

The story cites Autism Speaks-funded research Paul Patterson of Cal Tech, whose research on mice with autism-like symptoms has shown that treatment with probiotics can reduce autism symptoms in the animals. 

Listen to NPR's story here. For more on this subject see Spotlight on Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection from our coverage of Neuroscience 2013.