Tom Insel NIMH Director – Acknowledges Probiotics in Autism Breakthrough paper

Director’s Blog: Thinking about 2014

Research into the microbiome, the community of microorganisms that are part of all of our bodies, is shedding new light on many developmental disorders, and may also reveal some surprises in 2014.3

Hsiao EY et al. Microbiota modulate behavioral and physiological abnormalities associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. Cell. 2013 Dec 19;155(7):1451-63. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.11.024. Epub 2013 Dec 5.



That paper was also acknowledged by this blog as one of two breakthrough papers of 2013. Knowing that one’s research is impacting on the thoughts of the major players that direct much of the information and funding through the NIMH must be gratifying for all those involved particularly Professor Paul Patterson and his team. See here –

The significant papers in Autism research can be found here –

The top papers of 2012 can also be found here

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