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Some of My Best Friends Are Germs

16 May 2013

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American journalist Michael Pollan shares his experience with the American Gut Project and gives a full overview on the human microbiome as we know it today. "Here were the names of the hundreds of bacterial species that call me home.

Sessions of the GMFH 2013

14 May 2013

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Below you can access the entire content of the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit that took place in Madrid (February 2013). All the sessions are accessible and include scientific presentations, workshop outputs and discussions.  

The microbiome and rheumatoid arthritis

13 May 2013

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Humans are not (and have never been) alone. From the moment we are born, millions of micro-organisms populate our bodies and coexist with us rather peacefully for the rest of our lives. This microbiome represents the totality of micro-organisms (and

The bacteria living in our intestinal tract, the gut microbiota, play a key role in our health. It accomplishes different functions and stimulates the development and maintenance of the intestinal immune system that protects us from being affected by environmental

“Mainly microbes – Meet your microbiome” is a video by Joe Hanson, the author of the YouTube channel It’s okay to be smart, that focuses on gut microbiota and the importance of bacteria in and on our body. Uploaded during

Speakers: Giovanni Barbara (Italy), Magnus Simren (Sweden)   Prof. Barbara highlighted the fact that there is increasing evidence indicating that the gut microbiota may be involved in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). FGIDs are a group

Workshop 2: Gut microbiota and brain function

15 Apr 2013

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Speakers: Emeran Mayer (USA), Premysl Bercik (Canada)   Prof. Mayer gave an introductory overview of the different aspects of the topic, stressing that the tight interplay between brain, gut and gut microbiota is based on a highly complex network of

Moderator: Francisco Guarner – Speakers: Karen Scott, Colin Hill   Karen Scott’s presentation was designed as a pedagogical introduction to the notion of prebiotics. She put forward the definition given in Gibson et al 2010:  “Prebiotics are a selectively fermented

Workshop 4: Dysbiosis in IBD

15 Apr 2013

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Speakers: Dirk Haller (Germany), Balfour Sartor (USA)   Prof. Haller started his presentation by pointing out that “dysbiosis” is not a good term, because nobody knows what dysbiosis really means. To be able to understand what dysbiosis is, you would