Informes

On November 24th 2016, the Gairdner Foundation and the Farncombe Institute at McMaster University (Canada) held a joint symposium, “The Intestinal Microbiome: Beyond Associations and into the Clinic”. The meeting was organized by Dr. Stephen…

Could gut microbiota composition be used as a new kind of biomarker? At the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2016 that was held in Miami (USA) March 5-6, 2016, leading experts presented up-to-date evidence…

The Harvard Probiotics Symposium, “Gut health, microbiota & probiotics throughout the lifespan: Metabolic & brain function”, was held on September 15th and 16th at Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA). The second day of the…

The Harvard Probiotics Symposium, “Gut health, microbiota & probiotics throughout the lifespan: Metabolic & brain function”, was held on September 15th and 16th at Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA). The first day of the…

The inaugural Mucosal Immunology Course and Symposium were held in Toronto (Canada) July 27-30, 2016, with specific focus on the microbiota and mucosal immunity in health and disease.  The “Principles of Mucosal Immunology” course, held…

Digestive Disease Week 2016 was held in San Diego during the month of May, where the role of the intestinal microbiota in health and disease continues to be a major topic in gastroenterology. This year,…

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, in its 15th year, held its 2016 Annual Meeting June 7th to 9th in Turku, Finland. Prof. Seppo Salminen, who has more publications on probiotics than any other…

The 5th edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit took place in Miami, Florida, USA, March 5 & 6, 2016. As a collaboration between two medical societies — The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the European Society…

The Third International Congress of Translational Research in Human Nutrition (ICTRHN) took place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on June 26 & 27, 2015. This post is an overview of the final ICTRHN symposium on clinical implications.…

At the second PreProSim -- Brazilian Congress on Pre, Pro and Synbiotics --, several sessions on June 16th covered the topic of metabolic disorders and obesity. Koen Venema, Top Institute Food & Nutrition [TIFN], the Netherlands - Prebiotics and probiotics in metabolic syndrome Koen Venema says transplant studies show the microbiota can induce obesity. He introduced a review on the topic of gut microbiota as the link between obesity and adipose tissue, and noted that there are conflicting findings in the literature. Venema went on to discuss the effects of prebiotics on metabolism. Studies from the Cani Lab have shown that Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) increase GLP1 in the proximal colon in rats.…

The Third International Congress of Translational Research in Human Nutrition took place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on June 26 & 27, 2015. In this post, we bring you an overview of three symposia: clinical implication of…