Alzheimer’s symptoms alleviated by antibiotic treatment in male mice, study reveals

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Scientists from The University of Chicago (IL, USA) have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut could influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms in mice. In the study, which has been recently published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the researchers reveal that by altering the gut microbiome, long-term antibiotic treatment reduces inflammation and slows the growth of amyloid plaques in the brains of male mice. However, the same treatment was found to have no effect on female animals. “Recent evidence suggests that intestinal bacteria could play a major role in various neurological conditions including autism...

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