The Microbiome and Mental Health will be the focus of the next Brain & Behavior Research Foundation monthly webinar on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Christopher Lowry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Integrative will discuss how stress can aggravate inflammatory diseases, by affecting the relationship between gut bacteria and the immune system. Treatment with immune-regulating bacteria may help prevent against stress-induced illness, a study in mice suggests. In his study, Dr. Lowry investigates how stress acts on the normal relationship between the body and the microbial community occupying the body, collectively called the microbiota. Dr. Lowry found that stress disrupts this relationship, resulting in elevated inflammation. These findings can help researchers develop microbiome and immunoregulation-based strategies to prevent disorders related to stress.
The free webinar is open to the public, who can register online at bbrfoundation.org/webinars. During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Lowry will answer questions posed by participants.
This webinar is part of a monthly series in which Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., president & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, hosts presentations by leading mental health researchers who discuss and answer questions about the latest in new technologies, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for brain and behavior disorders and mental illness. After the live event, recordings of the webinars are available on the Foundation’s website at: bbrfoundation.org/webinar.
For more information: call 800-829-8289, or visit bbrfoundation.org.