How gut bacteria from infants could prevent food allergy.

“Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy discovered that when gut microbes from healthy human infants were transplanted into germ-free mice, the animals were protected from an allergic reaction when exposed to cow’s milk.” The upshot: “These bacteria or their metabolites could be used as part of biotherapeutic drugs to prevent or reverse other common food allergies.” learn more

Study links nutrients in blood to better brain function

The interesting thing to me here is the methodology. They used nutrient biomarkers in blood instead of surveys to understand diet, and fMRI scans rather cognitive tests to understand brain activity. “A new [University of Illinois] study links higher levels of several key nutrients in the blood with more efficient brain connectivity and performance on cognitive tests in older adults.” | learn more