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Talking about a microbiome revolution

Animal studies have strongly implicated the gut microbiome as a key regulator of brain and behaviour. Recent work using two large population cohorts and bioinformatics tools has strengthened the link between microbial disturbances and depression (or quality of life in general).

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J.F.C. and T.G.D. received research funding from Dupont Nutrition, Cremo SA, Alkermes Inc., 4D Pharma PLC, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Nutricia Danone.

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Cryan, J.F., Dinan, T.G. Talking about a microbiome revolution. Nat Microbiol 4, 552–553 (2019).

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