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Alcohol Shifts Gut Microbial Networks and Ameliorates a Murine Model of Neuroinflammation in a Sex-specific Pattern

Dec. 6, 2019

While alcohol is widely known for its proinflammatory effects, there is also evidence that it may improve outcomes in several autoimmune conditions. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, our own Dr. Esther Melamed’s lab presents data that moderate alcohol consumption ameliorates disease symptoms, decreases central nervous system microglia, and enriches protective gut microbial networks in a sex-specific pattern.

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