Gut microbiota functions

26 Jan 2016

by GMFH Editing Team

Scientists are learning, though, that the names of your gut microbial species may be less important than what they do for you. The microorganisms that make up your community must perform certain important jobs.

The Gut Microbiota Worldwatch (GMWW) team keeps you informed of the important advances in the science through our articles in English, French, and Spanish. This year saw more than 50 original blog posts on our website, which included new formats like book reviews and infographics. We launched a monthly newsletter.

The Gut Microbiota Worldwatch 2015 Top 10

21 Dec 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

The end of the year is nearly here and it is time to look back on what has happened over the last 12 months. We at Gut Microbiota Worldwatch want to share one of our favourite traditions with you - the list of the year's 10 most popular articles from our blog or, in other words, our Microbiotic Top 10!

The lifelong evolution of the gut microbiota

26 Nov 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

In our first infographic we gave you the main figures relating to your gut flora; now we would like to show you the changes it suffers throughout life, from birth to death.

Genes are only one part of how IBD arises. The other parts are less clear, but equally important in the quest to understand how to prevent and treat these conditions. A new report, Gut microbiota and inflammatory bowel disease, published by the Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange platform and edited by Professors Philippe Marteau and Harry Sokol, gives an overview of the new theories on the disordered physiology of IBD.

Between Nature and Nurture

28 Oct 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

Humans have long argued over whether certain characteristics – a propensity for talkativeness, a talent for bowling, a tendency to be disorganized – can best be attributed to nature or nurture.