In this Nature Medicine news article, Roxanne Khamsi reports on research around the world showing the microbiome exerts an influence on the human immune system. If scientists knew how to control the key process of inflammation, they could profoundly influence the course of disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, and liver disease.

What happens to ingested microbes?

15 Apr 2015

by Kristina Campbell

Bacteria in food, including probiotics, are a major environmental source of microbes in the human body.

Quality matters in probiotic products

7 Jan 2015

by Mary Ellen Sanders

When treating vulnerable populations with probiotics in research and clinical practice, the quality of probiotic products is important because the stakes are high.

Dr. W. Allan Walker of Harvard Medical School was the chair of the organizing committee for the 2014 Harvard Probiotics Symposium. He caught up with Gut Microbiota for Health after the conference to give an overview of the event. See

Dr. Josef Neu is a neonatologist and pediatrician, as well as an associate professor at the University of Florida. He researches developmental gastroenterology and neonatal nutrition. He sat down with Gut Microbiota for Health at the Harvard Probiotics Symposium 2014, after

Probiotics’ Part II: In Sickness and in Health

6 Oct 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

In a previous GMFH article, ‘PROBIOTICS’ PART I: A BRANCHING DEFINITION, we covered recent updates to the definition of probiotics as discussed at the October 2013 meeting organized by The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP). Three of