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.

A newly released eBook, written by Gerard Corthier and Katrine Leverve, is an engaging guide to the "good" bacteria in the human body. Through short paragraphs of text and whimsical cartoons, the book gives an overview of topics that will be well familiar to scientists, and which can be a good starting place for discussion with those outside the field.