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Probiotic Bacteria Chill Out Anxious Mice (headline not mine)

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It's all about the vagus nerve!

Still looking into this, but here's the scoop... first published in PNAS and then picked up and reported by Ira Flatow for NPR's Science Friday yesterday:

Reporting in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers write of reducing anxiety and stress in mice by feeding them a probiotic-laced broth. Study author John Cryan discusses how the gut influences the brain, and whether the same might hold true in humans. 


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Mike is due to complete his five-year licensing program in East Asian medicine in the spring of 2014 and is eager to return to the working world. He looks forward to applying the fruits of his study and life experience to helping people minimize the use of life-long drug taking and to discover more effective management of conditions for which suboptimal or no effective treatment currently exists.

In 2013 he presented his insomnia research at the biannual meeting of the Society for Acupuncture Research and to the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He currently serves as a peer reviewer for The American Acupuncturist, a quarterly research journal of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He can be reached in New York City at mbarr@pacificcollege.edu

From 1990 until shortly before it closed its doors, he was part of the clinical research team at St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, NY. His research and that of his colleagues has been presented at medical conferences world-wide and published within the pages of The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases and others. With Dr. Ramon A. Torres, he co-authored chapters for two medical textbooks. From 1992 to 1994 he served on the Immunology and Primary Infection committees of the AACTG of the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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