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IHMC Meeting At Hangzhou 2013 : First Day

13 Sep 2013

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The GMFH team was at the International Human Microbiome Consortium meeting at Hangzhou in China co-chaired by Pr Lanjuan Li and Pr Dusko Ehrlich. Here under, we report the most interesting talks related to gut microbiota and health. During the

As we explained in one of the first posts on this blog, the American  National Institutesof Health (NIH) launched a five-year initiative in 2008 aimed at studying the ins and outs of the human microbiome to “characterize microbial communities found

Gut microbiota colonization: moving forward

27 Aug 2013

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  Although there are numerous studies focusing on structure and function of the gut microbiota, very few is known finally regarding the gut microbial colonization and the host homeostasis.  Some studies already focused on the structural dynamics of the early

As coordinating institute of the MetaHIT consortium and leading expert in gut microbiota research, the French INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) has officially inaugurated on July 2nd, 2013 the MetaGenoPolis project. The project receives its €19 million funding from

It is often said that “we are what we eat” and, as research into the relationship between diet and the gut microbiota progresses, the expression becomes even more meaningful. It is well known that a diet rich in live cultures

“You are not human, you are a walking bacterial colony,” says the Belgian researcher Jeroen Raes, from the Flanders Institute of Biology, in this video from TEDxBrussels. Raes discusses issues that go from the gut microbiota’s size to its functions,

The Evolution Of Species And Their Microbiome

25 Jul 2013

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There are many questions surrounding the relationship between the functioning of our human body and the presence of the microbes that live in and on us. The current state of knowledge does not allow us to fully understand what impact