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.

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.

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.

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?

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