As well as ORIGINS long-term core research, there are a number of clinical trials, early interventions and shorter-term research studies that sit within ORIGINS. Known as sub-projects, these studies look at multiple aspects of child and family health and development.
Auto-immune diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis are associated with dysfunction in the microbiome. You need a balance of healthy bugs in your microbiome to keep it on track.
A healthy microbiome is vital to protect our overall health and brain health. It is essential for human development, immunity and nutrition. There is a growing belief and important research that supports the theory that an unhealthy gut microbiome can affect the brain and neurological development of a child.