Tag: vagus nerve

Enterochromaffin Cells Are Gut Chemosensors that Couple to Sensory Neural Pathways.

Cell. 2017 Jun 29;170(1):185-198.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.05.034. Epub 2017 Jun 22. full article here Enterochromaffin Cells Are Gut Chemosensors that Couple to Sensory Neural Pathways. Bellono NW1, Bayrer JR2, Leitch DB1, Castro J3, Zhang C1, O’Donnell TA3, Brierley SM3, Ingraham HA4, Julius D5. Author information 1 Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco,…

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Hunger Hormone Helps Memory

From fierce biotech Ghrelin is a hormone that signals hunger After the researchers blocked ghrelin signaling in rats, they observed that the animals showed signs of impaired memory, they¬†reported at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. That led the USC team to hypothesize¬†that ghrelin may also help control memory….

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Dramatically Reduces Inflammation Psychology Today

This article gives a great summary of recent studies into the vagus nerve and its role in health as the “rest and digest” side of the autonomic nervous system. Clinical and experimental studies indicate that stress and depression are associated with the up-regulation of the immune system, including increased production of pro-inflammatory cytokines…When administered to…

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Gut Health and Mood: Dr. Agus and the Vagus nerve

Here is a good round up of the recent science behind gut bacteria and mood and the vagus nerve. (Vagus nerve activity is the focus of my research.) Click on photo below for the video from CBS Morning News and Dr. Agus.  

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