The lifelong evolution of the gut microbiota

26 Nov 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

As human beings, we transform throughout our lives... and the same thing happens to our gut microbiota! Although this might sound a little strange, growth, balance, destabilisation and damage are all words that can also be used when referring to

Between Nature and Nurture

28 Oct 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

10% Human Book Review 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. But science writer Alanna Collen,

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

What you need to know about your gut microbiota

5 Oct 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

Nowadays, few people doubt the major role the hundreds of trillions of bacteria living in our intestine - known as the gut microbiota - play in terms of our health. Have you ever asked yourself, however, how much this small

The gut microbiota - the community of hundreds of trillions of microorganisms living in our digestive system that perform a range of essential functions for our health - is a constant source of new and interesting content. Some months ago,

Microbiota on the whiteboard

11 Mar 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

Do you want to know where the microbes that live in your digestive system come from? What is their relationship with metabolic conditions like diabetes or certain neurological disorders? Or perhaps you’re wondering how they change over time? These are

Understanding probiotics and prebiotics

21 Nov 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

Dr. Karen Scott, of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen (UK), tells us about probiotics and prebiotics and discusses what they are, how they differ from each other, how they alter our microbiota and