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Bill Petri
Antibiotics Make You Susceptible to Illness
August 31, 2017

Antibiotics are one of the most important items in the doctor's medical bag. They're vital for beating back potentially deadly infections. But they can also make you susceptible to disease, new research from our Bill Petri suggests. Petri and colleagues, including Koji Watanabe, found that antibiotic use interfered with an…

Check Out This Facebook Live on the Depression Discovery
March 9, 2017

Researchers Alban Gaultier, PhD, and Ioana Marin appeared on Facebook Live to talk about their depression discovery and take audience questions, and I thought you might like to see it. This is really some amazing work. In a nutshell, they determined how chronic mild stress caused depression symptoms in mice,…

An Insider’s View of the Probiotics and Depression Project
March 8, 2017

Ioana Marin is a graduate student in neuroscience here at UVA. She's pictured at far left, along with researchers Jennifer Goertz and Alban Gaultier, PhD. They made the very cool discovery that it’s possible to reverse the symptoms of depression in mice just by feeding them Lactobacillus, the probiotic bacteria…

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Probiotic in Yogurt Can Reverse Depression Symptoms
March 7, 2017

In a tremendously exciting finding, our researchers have found that they can reverse the symptoms of depression in mice just by feeding them Lactobacillus, the bacteria found in yogurt with living cultures. Better yet, they have reason to believe that their findings will hold true in people as well. “The…