The Gut Brain Microbiota Axis

Speaker: F. Indrio Presented at: 6th NNI ME Symposium


The study of the human microbiota and its effect on other systems of the body is an increasing area of research. In this presentation Flavia Indrio discusses the evidence of a close relationship between the gut, the intestinal microbiota and the brain. The so called "gut-brain axis" is believed to play a role in modulating several metabolic, endocrine, immune and even nervous processes and has become a possible target for therapeutic intervention.