News Archive 2019

Prof Cryan & colleagues publish in Science

12 Nov 2019

In a ground-breaking article recently published in Science Prof. Cryan along with postdoctoral fellow Eoin Sherwin, Prof Ted Dinan from Psychiatry, John Quinn from School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Seth Bordenstein from Vanderbilt University highlight the relationship between the microbiome and social behaviour across the lifespan.

Accumulating evidence suggests that the microbiota living in and on animals has important functions in the social architecture of those animals. Cryan and colleagues  review how the microbiota might facilitate neurodevelopment, help program social behaviours, and facilitate communication in various animal species, including humans. Understanding the complex relationship between microbiota and animal sociability may also identify avenues for treating social disorders in humans.

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