Gut Microbiota

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How many times have you heard that drinking a daily glass of red wine is good for your health? Thanks to a research done by Spanish group of scientists; we now know that a moderate intake of red wine could also be good for your gut microbiota. Results from this research were published at the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.…

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How many times have you heard that drinking a daily glass of red wine is good for your health? Thanks to a research done by Spanish group of scientists; we now know that a moderate intake of red wine could also be good for your gut microbiota. Results from this research were published at the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.…

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As we have previously explained in this blog, many factors can alter our gut microbiota: from health status and diet to ageing and pregnancy. Confirming this, a study published recently in Cell Magazine showed that the composition of gut microbiota changes dramatically while expecting a baby. Although gut microbiota was widely analyzed up to now, this was the first time…

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As we have previously explained in this blog, many factors can alter our gut microbiota: from health status and diet to ageing and pregnancy. Confirming this, a study published recently in Cell Magazine showed that the composition of gut microbiota changes dramatically while expecting a baby. Although gut microbiota was widely analyzed up to now, this was the first time…

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It is well known that brain levels of serotonin (also called the “happy hormone” as it is the major chemical involved in the regulation of mood and emotion) are altered in times of anxiety, depression, stress or excitement. However, a recent study has shown that early gut bacteria can be linked to happiness in adulthood. In other words, the presence…

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It is well known that brain levels of serotonin (also called the “happy hormone” as it is the major chemical involved in the regulation of mood and emotion) are altered in times of anxiety, depression, stress or excitement. However, a recent study has shown that early gut bacteria can be linked to happiness in adulthood. In other words, the presence…

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Last July, microbiologist Dr. Jonathan Eisen gave an illuminating speech at TEDMed where he explained the importance of our microbial community. “Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes, he explained, both the pathogens that make us sick and the “good” microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy”. Jonathan Eisen studies the ecology and evolution…

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Last July, microbiologist Dr. Jonathan Eisen gave an illuminating speech at TEDMed where he explained the importance of our microbial community. “Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes, he explained, both the pathogens that make us sick and the “good” microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy”. Jonathan Eisen studies the ecology and evolution…

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For a large portion of society it is still unknown that a whole universe of life forms is active within our intestines, receiving the name of gut microbiota. The tens of trillions of bacteria composing this living community form together what is currently considered by experts as a “new organ” carrying out specific functions which are key to maintaining an…

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For a large portion of society it is still unknown that a whole universe of life forms is active within our intestines, receiving the name of gut microbiota. The tens of trillions of bacteria composing this living community form together what is currently considered by experts as a “new organ” carrying out specific functions which are key to maintaining an…

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Research & Practice

Faecal microbiota transplantation has been demonstrated to be a safe and highly effective therapeutic option for refractory C. difficile infection (CDI), and many studies have shown that it may possibly have applications in other illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and in particular for ulcerative colitis (UC). According to a recent systematic review with meta-analysis including observational studies, during…

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

Faecal microbiota transplantation has been demonstrated to be a safe and highly effective therapeutic option for refractory C. difficile infection (CDI), and many studies have shown that it may possibly have applications in other illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and in particular for ulcerative colitis (UC). According to a recent systematic review with meta-analysis including observational studies, during…

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 novel review, led by Dr. Andrés Moya from the University of Valencia (Spain) and Dr. Manuel Ferrer from the Institute of Catalysis at Spanish National Research Council in Madrid (Spain), argues that a network-biology approach can help us understand how our gut microbiota is continuously changing in the gut environment. The ecosystem of bacteria in the human gut operates…

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 novel review, led by Dr. Andrés Moya from the University of Valencia (Spain) and Dr. Manuel Ferrer from the Institute of Catalysis at Spanish National Research Council in Madrid (Spain), argues that a network-biology approach can help us understand how our gut microbiota is continuously changing in the gut environment. The ecosystem of bacteria in the human gut operates…

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

Lately gut microbiota scientists have been paying more attention to phages—bacterial viruses—in the gut environment, to uncover how they interact with bacteria to affect activities in the gut. Temperate phages—those that enter bacterial genomes in a dormant (prophage) state—are present in most strains of bacteria. Generally, by incorporating into the host bacterium, these temperate phages are thought to increase host…

Joël Doré
Research Director at the French Research Institute in Agricultural Sciences, INRA, Dr. Joël Doré is currently President of the Executive Committee of the Pre-Industrial Demonstrator MetaGenoPolis, a platform of excellence dedicated to quantitative and functional metagenomics, funded by the French government Futures Investments. He is Deputy Head of the MICALIS institute “Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health” and scientific board member of Microbiology Pole of the Doctoral School “Therapeutic Innovations” at Paris-XI University. Joël Doré received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1988. His main research interest is the molecular assessment of the human intestinal microbiota in health and disease and metagenomic investigation of the molecular cross-talk between intestinal bacteria and human cells. Dr. Doré has published >120 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. His goal is to provide a better understanding of the intestinal ecosystem in order to support therapeutic choices in the medical area, as well as health claims for functional foods.

Lately gut microbiota scientists have been paying more attention to phages—bacterial viruses—in the gut environment, to uncover how they interact with bacteria to affect activities in the gut. Temperate phages—those that enter bacterial genomes in a dormant (prophage) state—are present in most strains of bacteria. Generally, by incorporating into the host bacterium, these temperate phages are thought to increase host…

Joël Doré
Research Director at the French Research Institute in Agricultural Sciences, INRA, Dr. Joël Doré is currently President of the Executive Committee of the Pre-Industrial Demonstrator MetaGenoPolis, a platform of excellence dedicated to quantitative and functional metagenomics, funded by the French government Futures Investments. He is Deputy Head of the MICALIS institute “Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health” and scientific board member of Microbiology Pole of the Doctoral School “Therapeutic Innovations” at Paris-XI University. Joël Doré received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1988. His main research interest is the molecular assessment of the human intestinal microbiota in health and disease and metagenomic investigation of the molecular cross-talk between intestinal bacteria and human cells. Dr. Doré has published >120 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. His goal is to provide a better understanding of the intestinal ecosystem in order to support therapeutic choices in the medical area, as well as health claims for functional foods.

The Gut Microbiota for Health team is happy to present the replay of the plenary sessions of the 5th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit held in Miami, March 5 & 6, 2016.  

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The Gut Microbiota for Health team is happy to present the replay of the plenary sessions of the 5th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit held in Miami, March 5 & 6, 2016.  

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A new study, led by Professor Heinrich Jasper from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato (USA), has found that inhibiting age-related inflammation maintains a healthy gut microbiota and extends lifespan in flies.   Aging in flies and humans is associated with chronic inflammation, several tissue dysfunctions such as metaplasias, and ‘dysbiosis’ of the commensal microbiota. Research at…

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 new study, led by Professor Heinrich Jasper from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato (USA), has found that inhibiting age-related inflammation maintains a healthy gut microbiota and extends lifespan in flies.   Aging in flies and humans is associated with chronic inflammation, several tissue dysfunctions such as metaplasias, and ‘dysbiosis’ of the commensal microbiota. Research at…

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