Study Identifies Gut Bacteria Capable of Boosting the Immune System to Fight Tumors
An international immunotherapy study published in Nature Communications has identified gut bacteria that can bolster the immune system’s ability to attack cancer. While continued research is needed, researchers explained that the research would serve as a pivotal model for further investigations: “Our study establishes a formal link between the microbiome and anti-tumor immunity and points to the role of the UPR in this process, answering a long-sought question for the field."
Researcher Reverse Alzheimers-like Symptoms in Mice
Researchers from the University of Southern California were able to reverse Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice through a consistent diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots. In the study, researchers utilized two compounds: epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) a key ingredient in great tea, and ferulic acid (FA) found in carrots, tomatoes, rice, wheat, and oats. The study’s researchers noted: “You don't have to wait 10 to 12 years for a designer drug to make it to market; you can make these dietary changes today."
New Research on Risk and Benefits of Psychedelic Microdosing
New research published in the ACS Chemical Neuroscience examines the potential benefits and risks of using psychedelic microdosing to treat mental health problems. The study observed the effects of the hallucinogen N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) on male and female rodents for a period of two months. Through treatment, rodents were able to overcome their fears in a test used to model anxiety and PTSD, but also gained weight and developed neuronal atrophy. Researchers stated: “Our study demonstrates that psychedelics can produce beneficial behavioral effects without drastically altering perception, which is a critical step towards producing viable medicines inspired by these compounds."