How gut bacteria may affect anxiety

Tiny molecules could be key to microbes’ long-distance effect on the brain

illustration of human gut

GUT REACTION  Scientists may have identified the molecular operatives in the brain that help gut bacteria influence anxiety levels from afar.

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