Signals from the gut to the brain act as regulators of the fear response.
A paper by Prof John Cryan, Dr Alan Hoban and Dr Gerard Clarke published recently in the journal Molecular Psychiatry has generated considerable interest in the Press. The research team have discovered a link between gut bacteria and the regulation of fear responses. 'It is turning upside down how we might develop strategies for fear and anxiety. It is a very exciting time for us” said Prof Cryan
National and Local papers have have profiled the work of the research team led by Professor Cryan.
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