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Amy Loughman

Amy Loughman

Research Fellow, Deakin University
Dr Amy Loughman is a research fellow at Deakin University’s Food & Mood Centre. She holds a PhD and Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Melbourne. Her research aims to uncover the role of the human microbiome in brain function and mental health across the lifespan, with the ultimate goal of paving the way for novel prevention and treatment approaches.

Should I test my gut microbes to improve my health?

Mar 16, 2020 06:24 am UTC| Health

People are paying hundreds of dollars to have their gut microbes analysed, hoping the insights will allow them to adjust their diet and improve their health. But these testing services are based on science thats still...

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Economy

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Politics

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Science

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