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.

The new generation of gut microbiota research

3 Jan 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

Great projects such as Human Microbiome Project and MetaHIT have arrived to the end in the last two years, but it doesn’t mean research on gut microbiota stops. A second generation of studies has started, evidencing the relevance of this

2012: the year of Gut Microbiota

27 Dec 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

The year 2012 is coming to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone why we believe that it has been the year of the gut microbiota. Back in 2011, the European Society for Neurogastroenterology

Bonnie Bassler in TED: “How bacteria talk”

19 Dec 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

Today we want to share with you a TED video where the scientist Bonnie Bassler explains How bacteria can “talk”. She studies how bacteria can communicate with one another, through chemical signals, to act as a unit. This video is

Red wine and its benefit for gut microbiota

11 Dec 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

How many times have you heard that drinking a daily glass of red wine is good for your health? Thanks to a research done by Spanish group of scientists; we now know that a moderate intake of red wine could

Gut microbiota and pregnancy

28 Nov 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

As we have previously explained in this blog, many factors can alter our gut microbiota: from health status and diet to ageing and pregnancy. Confirming this, a study published recently in Cell Magazine showed that the composition of gut microbiota

I have a (gut) feeling…

12 Nov 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

It is well known that brain levels of serotonin (also called the “happy hormone” as it is the major chemical involved in the regulation of mood and emotion) are altered in times of anxiety, depression, stress or excitement. However, a

Have you met your microbes?

5 Nov 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

Last July, microbiologist Dr. Jonathan Eisen gave an illuminating speech at TEDMed where he explained the importance of our microbial community. “Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes, he explained, both the pathogens that make us sick and

For a large portion of society it is still unknown that a whole universe of life forms is active within our intestines, receiving the name of gut microbiota, a vital organ that is receiving the attention of the world's most qualified experts.

Gut Microbiota World Watch is here!

18 Oct 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

We are proud to launch today the first public information service about gut microbiota: the Gut Microbiota World Watch. Thanks to the support of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (member of