Gut Microbiota News Watch is a section dedicated to expanding knowledge about gut microbiota’s importance for health and quality of life among the media and society in general. Using clear and easy-to-understand language, our aim is to keep our readers up-to-date on the latest facts and news about gut microbiota.

Now, new research published in Cell Reports suggests the reason why Western lifestyle may reduce the variety of bacteria and alter the overall composition of gut microbiota is because it limits bacterial ability to be transmitted from human to human.

Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are

15 Apr 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

Professor Knight has recently published the book Follow your gut, that talks humorously about the important impact of bacteria in the human body. We will soon give you more details of this new publication edited by TED Books.

Gut microbiota may play a role in autism

9 Apr 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

Although a range of factors are usually considered, the exact cause of these anomalies is unknown. Recent research carried out by scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and published in the journal Cell seems to shed some light on the origin of the condition, which, it appears may be linked to changes in the gut microbiota.

The world’s leading experts in the area of research on gut microbiota met in Barcelona on 14th and 15th March to present the latest discoveries and discuss its importance for health and diet. The summit’s virtual press office has a range of material available for learning more about this exciting subject.

A new study by researchers from the Behavioural Science Institute of Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, appears to shed some light on this link between stress in pregnant women and their babies’ microbiota.

There are just 3 days to go until the beginning of the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health Summit, the most prestigious international event for scientific debate on gut microbiota. Our editorial team will be in Barcelona hard at work, interviewing

For the study’s principal researcher, Professor Sven Pettersson of the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet, “Given that the microbiota’s composition and diversity change over time, it is tempting to speculate that the blood brain-barrier’s integrity may also fluctuate depending on the microbiota.”