UCLA – Centre for Neurobiology of Stress – Gut and Brain Axis

The Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS) is an interdisciplinary, translational Center funded by the National Institutes of Health, and by philanthropic support. There is both a clinical and a research component to the CNS.

With the naming of the Center in recognition of the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family’s generous support in the area of mind brain body research, we are planning to expand our research in this area, in the hope to understand the neurobiological underpinnings of health and chronic disease, in particular the role of stress in altering brain body interactions.

The long-term goal of the Center is to develop novel, integrative and cost effective disease management programs for chronic diseases which take mind, brain and body into account.

Press/Media – CNS in the News

Magazine Articles

“Changing Gut Bacteria through Diet Affects Brain Function, UCLA Study Shows”
UCLA Newsroom (May 31, 2013)

“IBS, Meet CFS: The Link Between Irritable Bowel and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
Everyday Health (April 1, 2013)

“The Gut and Its Bacteria a Growing Focus of Research”
LA Times (September 13, 2012)

“That Gut Feeling”
Monitor on Psychology (September 2012)

“Microbes Manipulate Your Mind”
Scientific Mind  (July 2012)

“Confusion At The Yogurt Aisle? Time for Probiotics 101″
The Salt – NPR’s Food Blog  (July 9, 2012)

“Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain, UCLA researchers say”
UCLA Newsroom (March 14, 2012)

“Two UCLA Doctors Named Among Nation’s Top Gastroenterologists”
UCLA  Today  (January 3, 2012)

“Gut Instinct”
Sunday Times Style   (December 4, 2011)

“Your Backup Brain”
Psychology Today  (November 01, 2011)

“Digestive Health: Learn to Love Your Gut”
Whole Living  (November 2011)

“Fix your bloated stomach issues”
Australian Women’s Health  (October 2011)

Think Twice: How the Gut’s ‘Second Brain’ Influences Mood and Well-Being
Scientific American (February 12, 2010)


“The New Microbiota & Probiotics Paradigm: From Mechanisms to Clinical Applications”
Harvard Medical School, Division of Nutrition Dinner Symposium
May 21, 2012

“Brain-gut Axis in Chronic GI Disease”
Presidential Plenary Session at Digestive Disease Week 2011
Dr. Emeran A. Mayer
July 21, 2011

“The mind-brain-body connection”
UCLA Newsroom
June 15, 2011

Related News

“Gut Feelings:  Probiotics and Mental Health”

“The Second Brain in Our Stomachs”
BBC News
July 10, 2012

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