Scientists have started to investigate the role gut microbiota might play in either protecting against COVID-19 or on the contrary in increasing vulnerability to severe symptomatic disease. Any conclusions would be highly relevant to preventing increased mortality among elderly nursing home residents.

What you need to know about probiotics

23 Sep 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Probiotics and their health benefits are often the subject of both conversations and questions. Today, GMFH’s editorial staff offers you a selection of material developed by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) to better understand these bacteria.

What is the gut-brain connection? How do the gut and the brain ‘talk’ to each other? What is the role of gut bacteria? This interview with Prof. John Cryan answers these questions.

Since its creation in 2018, World Microbiome Day has been launched on all continents to raise awareness to the general public and researchers of the importance of microbial diversity for humans, animals, plants and planet health. #WorldMicrobiomeDay 2020 celebrates the diversity of diet and gut microbiota as a good indicator of better health and well-being.