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After the success of the First Gut Microbiota for Health Summit (Evian, March 2012), the second edition has been planned for February 2013. From the 24th to the 26th of February, Madrid (Spain) will be the capital of gut microbiota. This international event will gather more than 200 scientists from different fields of expertise who are leading the latest discoveries…

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After the success of the First Gut Microbiota for Health Summit (Evian, March 2012), the second edition has been planned for February 2013. From the 24th to the 26th of February, Madrid (Spain) will be the capital of gut microbiota. This international event will gather more than 200 scientists from different fields of expertise who are leading the latest discoveries…

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In this interview, Prof. James Versalovic says that, as for the Human Genome Project, we’re only witnessing the first steps of gut microbiota research. In the course of the past few years, the scientific question has evolved from “what bacteria live with us?” to “what do they do?”, a key element when trying to define the gut microbiota as a multi-cellular microbial…

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In this interview, Prof. James Versalovic says that, as for the Human Genome Project, we’re only witnessing the first steps of gut microbiota research. In the course of the past few years, the scientific question has evolved from “what bacteria live with us?” to “what do they do?”, a key element when trying to define the gut microbiota as a multi-cellular microbial…

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Great projects such as Human Microbiome Project and MetaHIT have arrived to the end in the last two years, but it doesn’t mean research on gut microbiota stops. A second generation of studies has started, evidencing the relevance of this topic. Scientist are focusing on gut microbiota, increasing the current knowledge about its importance and relation with our health and…

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Great projects such as Human Microbiome Project and MetaHIT have arrived to the end in the last two years, but it doesn’t mean research on gut microbiota stops. A second generation of studies has started, evidencing the relevance of this topic. Scientist are focusing on gut microbiota, increasing the current knowledge about its importance and relation with our health and…

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The year 2012 is coming to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone why we believe that it has been the year of the gut microbiota. Back in 2011, the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility created the Gut Microbiota and Health Section to focus on this field. The launch of this new section,…

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The year 2012 is coming to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone why we believe that it has been the year of the gut microbiota. Back in 2011, the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility created the Gut Microbiota and Health Section to focus on this field. The launch of this new section,…

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Today we want to share with you a TED video where the scientist Bonnie Bassler explains How bacteria can “talk”. She studies how bacteria can communicate with one another, through chemical signals, to act as a unit. This video is from 2009, and yet then her work was seen as crucial in the development of more potent medicine. During this…

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Today we want to share with you a TED video where the scientist Bonnie Bassler explains How bacteria can “talk”. She studies how bacteria can communicate with one another, through chemical signals, to act as a unit. This video is from 2009, and yet then her work was seen as crucial in the development of more potent medicine. During this…

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Research & Practice

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a significant global health threat, with an estimated 35 million HIV-positive adults worldwide. HIV leads to the development of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) by infecting and depleting CD4 T cells, a subset of white blood cells with an important role in mediating immune response. Despite great advances in understanding immune system processes in…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a significant global health threat, with an estimated 35 million HIV-positive adults worldwide. HIV leads to the development of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) by infecting and depleting CD4 T cells, a subset of white blood cells with an important role in mediating immune response. Despite great advances in understanding immune system processes in…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

Although the contribution of human genetic polymorphisms to the prevention and treatment of human disease has been widely investigated, the role of genes encoded by the microbiota in therapeutic outcomes remains underexplored. A recent review, led by Prof. Peter Turnbaugh from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at University of California San Francisco (USA), discusses several mechanisms that link the…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Although the contribution of human genetic polymorphisms to the prevention and treatment of human disease has been widely investigated, the role of genes encoded by the microbiota in therapeutic outcomes remains underexplored. A recent review, led by Prof. Peter Turnbaugh from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at University of California San Francisco (USA), discusses several mechanisms that link the…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Recent studies have pointed to the connection between gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in mouse models. With the aim to investigate the importance of metabolic crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the host in the development of CVD, a recent study, led by Dr. Man-tian Mi from the Research Centre for Nutrition and Food Safety, Institute of Military Preventive…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Recent studies have pointed to the connection between gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in mouse models. With the aim to investigate the importance of metabolic crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the host in the development of CVD, a recent study, led by Dr. Man-tian Mi from the Research Centre for Nutrition and Food Safety, Institute of Military Preventive…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

A recent review, published by assistant professor Suzanne Devkota at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles (USA), have shed light on the importance of controlling for external factors in microbiome studies, focusing on medications that could have confounding effects.   Recent research has highlighted the role of the gut microbiome in pharmacology and precision medicine. Although the relationship between the…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

A recent review, published by assistant professor Suzanne Devkota at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles (USA), have shed light on the importance of controlling for external factors in microbiome studies, focusing on medications that could have confounding effects.   Recent research has highlighted the role of the gut microbiome in pharmacology and precision medicine. Although the relationship between the…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Mechanisms involved in gut microbiota-brain communication are largely unknown and a better understanding of these complex relationships might provide new targeted therapies. A recent study, led by Prof. Peter Holzer from the Research Unit of Translational Neurogastroenterology at Medical University of Graz in Austria, has found that intragastric treatment of mice with an antibiotic mixture impaired novel object recognition. This…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Mechanisms involved in gut microbiota-brain communication are largely unknown and a better understanding of these complex relationships might provide new targeted therapies. A recent study, led by Prof. Peter Holzer from the Research Unit of Translational Neurogastroenterology at Medical University of Graz in Austria, has found that intragastric treatment of mice with an antibiotic mixture impaired novel object recognition. This…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados