Gut Bacteria Spotted Eating Brain Chemicals for First Time

In a stunning finding at Boston’s Northeastern University, researchers have discovered gut bacteria that depend solely on a brain chemical to survive. The bacteria consume GABA, a brain molecule essential for controlling mood disorders such as depression. What’s more, nothing but the brain GABA can make this important bacteria grow, New Scientist reports. Scientists said they were surprised by their findings, and that the discovery “adds to the growing evidence that our gut...

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