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The two-way communication between the brain and the gut does more than help us digest a meal.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The gut’s pacemaker cells keep food moving along.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The California Fish and Game Commission has banned crab fishing until further notice after detecting high levels of a neurotoxin in Dungeness and rock crabs. The toxin, domoic acid, is produced by certain types of planktonic algae, and it becomes concentrated in tissue of crabs and other marine organisms during plankton blooms.
Watch a conversation with neuroscientist Christopher Lowry about the microbiome-brain connection.
  • The Kavli Foundation