Microbiome and Parkinson’s disease

The explosion of knowledge of the gut microbiome, occasioned by the developing high throughput measurement of the genetic signatures of the myriad of different gut bacteria, may be the most significant advance in human biology since the cracking of the genetic code. As well as offering remarkable new treatments for severe gut disorders such as pseudomembranous colitis, microbiome research now lays claim to causation and treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD).

This series explores what is known around the microbiome and PD, and areas of research in need of furthering our future understanding of how the gut impacts health within these and other brain diseases.