Response To Drug May Be Dictated By The Microbiota

19 Jul 2013

by Fernando Aspiroz

The intestinal microbiota is known to modulate bioavailability and efficacy of endogenous compounds, nutrients or drugs, with large interindividual variations. The least conserved fraction of our microbiota may hence explain a stratification of the human population in converters and non

Akkermansia as a target for obesity: authors comment

12 Jun 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

Using mice models, scientists from UCL and WUR found that Akkermansia muciniphila could have a role in reversing high-fat diet-induced metabolic disorders, in this study obesity and type-2 diabetes. The two first authors, Amandine Everard and Clara Belzer, having respectively

Can you tell us about your experience prior to Enterome?   PR: I worked for 14 years as a general practitioner, a family doctor and even as a country doctor. I think it’s worth mentioning because my interest for gut

Dr Liou brings her light about gastric bypass

1 Apr 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

Dr Alice Liou, first author of a recent article published in Science Translational Medicine,  gives us some clarification about gastric bypass effect on intestinal microbiota.   1) What is your background ?   I am a gastrointestinal physiologist with an

Inflammation-associated enterotypes

5 Feb 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

Scientists from Brussels University noticed recently in a recent published article that enterotypes could be found also in mice model whatever the genetic background. Although genetic and environmental factor have to be taken in account during any experiment with mice,

Gut bacteria may affect cardiovascular risk

31 Dec 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

Though atherosclerosis is an artery problem, microscopic denizens of the intestines may play a surprising role in how the disease plays out. A new study suggests that different mixes of intestinal microbes may determine whether people will have heart attacks


25 Mar 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

MetaHIT (METAgenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract) is a collaborative project, funded by the European Commission, gathering 15 institutes from 8 countries. It was born of the idea that, with the rapid development of sequencing technologies, researchers could imagine explore