Stress adjusts gut bacteria in mice

Researchers found that the social pressure/stressed group had more Bilophila and Dehalobacterium than the controls.   Researchers have also discovered more elevated amounts of these gut bacteria in individuals with MS (multiple sclerosis).

Researchers discovered that there is a chain of occasions whereby stress introduction (1), changes to gut bacteria (2), and changes to immune cells (4) lead to a higher risk of an autoimmune attack (5, result).