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Gut microbiota under phage attacks

22 Nov 2013

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The gut mobile metagenome comprises mobile genetic element (MGE) like bacterial viruses, known as bacteriophages. Although few studies showed that there is high interpersonal variation, little is known about how the gut microbiota react under phage attacks itselfs. Reyes and

Understanding probiotics and prebiotics

21 Nov 2013

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Dr. Karen Scott, of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen (UK), tells us about probiotics and prebiotics and discusses what they are, how they differ from each other, how they alter our microbiota and

For this second day, various talks were about gut microbiome in diseases. Here we report the take home messages:   Qin Nan, who worked with Pr. Lanjuan Li's team, studied H7N9 virus outbreak through its impact on the gut microbiota. They

We have already explained that the bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract – the gut microbiota – carry out key functions in terms of people’s health. Among these tasks, this “organ” (as described by some scientists) plays an essential role

2013 CHAMMP Symposium

2 Oct 2013

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On Monday 30th September, 2013, UC Davis hosted the 2013 CHAMMP (Center of Health for Advancing Microbiome and Mucosal Protection) Symposium on "Advancing microbiome and mucosal protection in chronic inflammatory disease and development". The event welcomed 8 presentations, with a keynote

For the second day of the IHMC congress at Hangzhou, morning presentations were related to data analysis and host-microbiome interactions.   Curtis Huttenhower, from Havard School of Public Health, discussed the fact that most studies focused on DNA, specifically bacterial