UCLA CNS in the News

Dr. Emeran Mayer Speaks at TEDxUCLA May 30, 2015
The Mysterious Origins of Gut Feelings


“How Your Gut Bacteria Influences Your Emotions”
NPR | On Point with Tom Ashbrook (June 29, 2015)

“Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes”
NPR (September 17, 2014)

“Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds”
NPR (November 18, 2013)

Magazine/Online Articles

“Microbiome: Bacterial Broadband”
Nature | Outlook (May 19, 2016)

“Findings from the Gut—New Insights into the Human Microbiome”
Scientific American ( April 29, 2016)

Interior Life
U Magazine (Summer 2015)

When Gut Bacteria Changes Brain Function
The Atlantic (June 24, 2015)

Of Guts and Glory
Robb Report|Health & Wellness (March 11, 2015)

Mental Health: Thinking from the Gut
Nature|Innovations in (February 25, 2015)

Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut
Scientific American (February 17, 2015)

Gut–Brain Link Grabs Neuroscientists
CNS Director, Emeran Mayer, and Rob Knight are co-organizers of the Society for Neuroscience symposium, ‘Gut Microbes and the Brain: Paradigm Shift in Neuroscience,” CNS investigator, Kirsten Tillisch will be presenting the first data from human studies at this event held on November 19 in Washington DC.
Nature|News (November 12, 2014)

The Brain in Pain: A Tipping Point?
Pain Research Forum (November 5, 2014)

“When Yogurt Affects the Brain”
The Atlantic (September 23, 2014)

“Gut Feeling: How Intestinal Bacteria May Influence Our Moods”
CBC News  (July 14, 2014)

“Changing Gut Bacteria through Diet Affects Brain Function, UCLA Study Shows”
UCLA Newsroom (May 31, 2013)

“The 2nd Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit Comes to an End”
Gut Microbiota Worldwatch (March 14, 2013)

“IBS, Meet CFS: The Link Between Irritable Bowel and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
Everyday Health (April 1, 2013)

“The Gut and Its Bacteria a Growing Focus of Research”
LA Times (September 13, 2012)

“That Gut Feeling”
Monitor on Psychology (September 2012)

“Microbes Manipulate Your Mind”
Scientific Mind  (July 2012)

“Confusion At The Yogurt Aisle? Time for Probiotics 101”
The Salt – NPR’s Food Blog  (July 9, 2012)

“Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain, UCLA researchers say”
UCLA Newsroom (March 14, 2012)

“Two UCLA Doctors Named Among Nation’s Top Gastroenterologists”
UCLA  Today  (January 3, 2012)

“Gut Instinct”
Sunday Times Style   (December 4, 2011)

“Your Backup Brain”
Psychology Today  (November 01, 2011)

“Digestive Health: Learn to Love Your Gut”
Whole Living  (November 2011)

“Fix your bloated stomach issues”
Australian Women’s Health  (October 2011)

Think Twice: How the Gut’s ‘Second Brain’ Influences Mood and Well-Being
Scientific American (February 12, 2010)


“The Microbiome, Mind & Brain Interactions” 2015 UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST)/SSEW Symposium – Gut Feelings: The Microbiome, the Mind, and Metabolic Health

“Brain Scan Database Aims to Accelerate Chronic Pain Research”
Voice of America (November 6, 2013)

“The New Microbiota & Probiotics Paradigm: From Mechanisms to Clinical Applications”
Harvard Medical School, Division of Nutrition Dinner Symposium
May 21, 2012

“Brain-gut Axis in Chronic GI Disease”
Presidential Plenary Session at Digestive Disease Week 2011
Dr. Emeran A. Mayer
July 21, 2011

“The mind-brain-body connection”
UCLA Newsroom
June 15, 2011

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