Gut microbiome central to addressing age-related decline in cognitive functions
The age-related decline in cognitive functions is a social and medical problem of modern times. Studies show that changes in lifestyle and nutritional interventions are beneficial for cognition. The gut microbiome is a key factor in maintaining brain plasticity and represents a promising target for interventions to improve cognitive abilities in the elderly. The EU-funded SmartAge project aims to train a new generation of scientists to understand the role of the microbiome-gut-brain axis in ageing and its impact on cognition. The project will apply a translational approach combining animal and human studies, nutritional and lifestyle interventions, cognitive testing, brain imaging, omics and systems biology to find regulators of gut-brain communication.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks