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Antibiotics Affect Both Gut Microbiota and Adult Neurogenesis

Antibiotics which affect levels of gut bacteria can also halt the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, a section of the brain associated with memory, reports a study in mice. Researchers also uncovered a clue to why. A type of white blood cell seems to act as a communicator between the brain, the immune system, and the gut.

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"We found prolonged antibiotic treatment might impact brain function,” says Wolf of the latest study. “But probiotics and exercise can balance brain plasticity and should be considered as a real treatment option.”