Andreu Prados

About Andreu Prados

Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

A recent review, published by Dr. Thierry Hennet and Dr. Lubor Borsig from the Department of Physiology and Centre for Integrative Human Physiology at University of Zürich (Switzerland), describes the up-to-date data regarding the unique biology of human breast milk as a multifunctional fluid.

Two recent studies, the first one led by Dr. Jeroen Raes from the VIB Centre for the Biology of Disease/Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)/KU Leuven-University of Leuven (Belgium), and the second one led by Dr. Jingyuan Fu from the University of Groningen (Netherlands), show gut microbiota variation among healthy individuals related to diet, lifestyle, and medication.

A recent comment published in Nature points out that taking into account microbiota-host interactions in clinical protocols for patients undergoing allo-HSCT may constitute a new approach for clinical intervention.

A recent review, led by Prof. Peter Turnbaugh from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at University of California San Francisco (USA), discusses several mechanisms that link the gut microbiota with xenobiotic metabolism, and explores how this knowledge can be applied to improve the treatment of human disease.