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As part of the effort to understand the many health-related aspects affected by the gut microbiota, a new collaborative project called Le French Gut, which is part of the international “Million Microbiome of Humans Project”, has just been launched in France.

Although we know how important it is to have a rich, balanced and resilient community of microorganisms in the colon in order to enjoy overall well-being and health, scientists still do not know what a healthy microbiota looks like. A new study with more than 8,000 participants sheds light on the question.

Your body is surrounded and contains a huge diversity of microorganisms, most of which are not only harmless but essential. Dr. Joël Doré explains the importance of bringing balance to your inner microbial world for maintaining and improving health.

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What leads a journalist or writer to publish another book about the large community of bacteria living in the gut? To answer this question, we spoke to Cristina Sáez, a science journalist who, in conjunction with Spanish organization Fundación Alicia, has recently published a book on the subject called La ciencia de la microbiota.

There is a growing interest in the role diet plays in behavior, yet current studies have yielded inconsistent results around directly linking the gut microbiome as the cause of certain behaviors such as anxiety, depression and autistic behavior. A recent study tries to tackle the question of whether the gut microbiome is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders.

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Clostridioides difficile infection is a common cause of diarrhea in both the hospital and community settings, with C. difficile recurrence one of the most challenging outcomes to address. This article focuses on the factors that predict long-term complications of C. difficile infection and what can be done in clinical practice to minimize them (Part 5).

November, Clostridioides difficile infection awareness month

11 Nov 2022

by Konstantina Zafeiropoulou

Just one month before friends and families gather around the Christmas table, November is here to bring awareness around Clostridioides difficile infection, and the importance of microbiota-derived treatments. With this post, all of us in GMFH aim to highlight the importance of protecting ourselves and families and stopping the spread of this potentially deadly infection.

Bacterial extracellular vesicles: future postbiotics?

18 Oct 2022

by Konstantina Zafeiropoulou

Research into microbial extracellular vesicles has progressed significantly over several decades. Following up on the 1989 breakthrough that bacterial extracellular vesicles contain genetic information, and the recent ISAPP definition on postbiotics, current research suggests bacterial extracellular vesicles derived from probiotic bacteria may be the postbiotics of the future with potential health benefits.