Gut Microbiota Research & Practice is a section dedicated to promoting knowledge-sharing and debate among researchers, scientists and healthcare professionals. You will find a selection of discussions about articles from scientific literature as well as other content including interviews with experts, event reports, and special publications.

Circadian rhythms are also apparent within our gastrointestinal tract. Two new mice studies show that circadian rhythm and clock genes may also affect intestinal immune cells by boosting the secretion of cytokines that help maintain proper balance of the intestinal barrier.

While initial studies focused on characterizing the gut microbiome, there has been a shift in the field towards mechanistic research focusing on microbiome influence on host phenotype. Here, science and medical writer Andreu Prados updates major breakthroughs in the field in 2019.