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Increasing awareness that the human intestinal flora is a major factor in health and disease has led to different strategies to manipulate the flora to promote health. The complex microflora of the adult is difficult to change in the long term. There is greater impact of diet on the infant microflora. Manipulation of the flora particularly with probiotics(More)
Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) rescues motor neurons in animal models of injury and neurodegeneration, and disruption of the mouse CNTF gene results in motor neuron degeneration in mature adults. Glial cells increase nerve growth factor (NGF) expression in neuropathological conditions, and the sensory system can be affected in the amyotrophic lateral(More)
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