Yava L. Jones-Hall, Ariangela Kozik and Cindy Nakatsu from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, have recently published a paper in PLoS ONE on the role of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the impact of this pro-inflammatory cytokine on the gut microbiota.

The higher rates of colon cancer in Americans of African origin compared to South Africans are usually attributed to diets containing more animal protein and fat and less fibre.

In a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, Dr. Patrick Schloss (University of Michigan) and his team found that the gut microbiome could enrich current methods of testing for colon cancer. The group characterized the gut microbiome from stool samples of

Your microbes, your health

6 Jan 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

Science’s editors named “Our Microbes, Our Health” as runner-up for Breakthrough of the Year 2013.   This Science Magazine “News” article highlighted some studies on gut microbiota, published in several magazines in 2013. It represented a good collection of some

[This article is an outside contribution by Dr Patricia Lepage (INRA), co-author of the paper. For further references about the author, see the short bio hereunder]   Research jointly conducted by investigators at Institut Gustave Roussy, Inserm, Institut Pasteur and