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The 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota for Health” is currently taking place in Madrid (24–26 February 2013). Renowned experts from all over the world exchange recent findings and discuss emerging possibilities within an area that…

(27 February 2013) Although considerable progress has been made in determining the impact of the gut microbiota on the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, the detailed study and understanding of the composition and effects of this intestinal community still faces numerous methodological and empirical challenges. “Improvement of study design and sample collection, as well as a more precise understanding of the various genetic and environmental influences, are asked for,” says Professor Dirk Haller (Technical University Munich, Germany), who addressed some of the central issues that make up the agenda of future research. His talk was one of the topics presented at the 2nd World…

Stool transplants highly efficient for Clostridium difficile infections and other gastrointestinal conditions — online press conference at 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health” held today (26 February 2013) Clostridium difficile infections have developed into a virtual pandemic over the past two decades. The outcome of standard antibiotic treatment is unsatisfactory: the recurrence rates are high with every relapse increasing the risk of further follow-ups. Faecal microbiota transplantation offers a rapidly acting and highly effective alternative in treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (RCDI), as Professor Lawrence J. Brandt (Montefiore Medical Center, New York, USA) points out. According to him, more than 90 per cent of the patients are being cured…

First study in humans to demonstrate impact of probiotics on brain responses to an emotional reactivity task — online press conference at 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health” held tomorrow (25 February 2013) The intake of probiotics has a measurable effect on brain areas that are associated with reactions to an emotional attention task. This has, for the first time, been demonstrated in humans by a study with 45 test persons, carried out by Dr Kirsten Tillisch and the team of Professor Emeran Mayer at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The interplay between the gut’s own nervous system, the microbiota, and the brain turns out to be…

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The 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota for Health” is currently taking place in Madrid (24–26 February 2013). Renowned experts from all over the world exchange recent findings and discuss emerging possibilities within an area that…

(27 February 2013) Although considerable progress has been made in determining the impact of the gut microbiota on the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, the detailed study and understanding of the composition and effects of this intestinal community still faces numerous methodological and empirical challenges. “Improvement of study design and sample collection, as well as a more precise understanding of the various genetic and environmental influences, are asked for,” says Professor Dirk Haller (Technical University Munich, Germany), who addressed some of the central issues that make up the agenda of future research. His talk was one of the topics presented at the 2nd World…

Stool transplants highly efficient for Clostridium difficile infections and other gastrointestinal conditions — online press conference at 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health” held today (26 February 2013) Clostridium difficile infections have developed into a virtual pandemic over the past two decades. The outcome of standard antibiotic treatment is unsatisfactory: the recurrence rates are high with every relapse increasing the risk of further follow-ups. Faecal microbiota transplantation offers a rapidly acting and highly effective alternative in treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (RCDI), as Professor Lawrence J. Brandt (Montefiore Medical Center, New York, USA) points out. According to him, more than 90 per cent of the patients are being cured…

First study in humans to demonstrate impact of probiotics on brain responses to an emotional reactivity task — online press conference at 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health” held tomorrow (25 February 2013) The intake of probiotics has a measurable effect on brain areas that are associated with reactions to an emotional attention task. This has, for the first time, been demonstrated in humans by a study with 45 test persons, carried out by Dr Kirsten Tillisch and the team of Professor Emeran Mayer at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The interplay between the gut’s own nervous system, the microbiota, and the brain turns out to be…

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