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Machiels et al. recently described that the composition of the faecal microbiota of patients suffering from ulcerative colitis differs from that of healthy individuals: they found a reduction in two well-known butyrate-producing bacteria of the Firmicutes phylum, Roseburia hominis and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. This has been confirmed in other studies. The dysbiosis found in the two inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) i.e. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis share common characteristics but also specificities. Such discoveries will soon help establishing new diagnostic tools and preliminary data are encouraging.  These tools will receive a high interest from clinicians as they will improve the diagnosis in difficult cases, especially at early stages of the disease when…

Science’s editors named “Our Microbes, Our Health” as runner-up for Breakthrough of the Year 2013.   This Science Magazine “News” article highlighted some studies on gut microbiota, published in several magazines in 2013. It represented a good collection of some of the most important findings involving microbioma and health. Among the selected topics, we could find studies connecting gut microbiota with malnutrition, cancer or diabetes. In particular, the editors focused attention on several articles that explored (1) the relationship of kidney stones, milk formula tainted with melamine and Klebsiella; (2) how a malnutrition syndrome, called Kwashiorkor, was related to a fewer maturation of microbial composition in malnourished children's; (3) the…

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Machiels et al. recently described that the composition of the faecal microbiota of patients suffering from ulcerative colitis differs from that of healthy individuals: they found a reduction in two well-known butyrate-producing bacteria of the Firmicutes phylum, Roseburia hominis and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. This has been confirmed in other studies. The dysbiosis found in the two inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) i.e. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis share common characteristics but also specificities. Such discoveries will soon help establishing new diagnostic tools and preliminary data are encouraging.  These tools will receive a high interest from clinicians as they will improve the diagnosis in difficult cases, especially at early stages of the disease when…

Science’s editors named “Our Microbes, Our Health” as runner-up for Breakthrough of the Year 2013.   This Science Magazine “News” article highlighted some studies on gut microbiota, published in several magazines in 2013. It represented a good collection of some of the most important findings involving microbioma and health. Among the selected topics, we could find studies connecting gut microbiota with malnutrition, cancer or diabetes. In particular, the editors focused attention on several articles that explored (1) the relationship of kidney stones, milk formula tainted with melamine and Klebsiella; (2) how a malnutrition syndrome, called Kwashiorkor, was related to a fewer maturation of microbial composition in malnourished children's; (3) the…

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