1 Million euros for research relation gut and brain
De Hersenstichting, a Dutch foundation that promotes brain research, granted 1 million euro to the UMC Groningen, Wageningen University, and Research en Winclove Probiotics for research on how the gut can be manipulated to fight brain diseases.

In this research, the gut of people with Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders are being manipulated in a natural way. The aim is to lower the disease-related symptoms and improve mental health. If the project is successful almost half a million Dutch people with a brain disease will directly benefit from it.  

One million euros is the highest amount the foundation ever granted to a research project.

Find out why de Hersenstichting supports our research (Dutch)