Exciting news on newly defined BRAIN MICROBIOTA

I have recently been introduced to the concept of our brains microbiota or brain flora (like gut flora, but in our brains!) What was once considered sterile unless diseased, the brain is now discovered to have its own small ecology of resident organisms.   Dr. Ruggiero seems to be the first to coin the term brain microbiota and how it relates to neurodegenerative diseases in a paper listed in PubMed November 2016.  See this presentation for more detail on brain microbiota and the scientist Marco Ruggiero and his approach to supporting the brains microbiota.