The 1st Arab Neonatal Congress

Dubai, UAE 5 April 2012 - 8 April 2012

Summary

The Developing Intestinal Microbiome: Relationship to Brain Development 

Dr. Josef Neu, M.D.        
Consultant Pediatric Neonatologist           
University of Florida, USA

The description of the complex relationship between resident intestinal microbiota to health and disease is rapidly emerging. Most recent evidence shows that the intestinal microbiota communicate with the brain and could modify cognitive and behavioral functions. The existence of a brain-gut enteric microbiota axis is exciting and promise possible new preventive and therapeutic opportunities.