Dr. James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D, is the director of the Texas Children's Hospital Microbiome Center and head of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section. He is also a professor at Baylor College of Medicine. As the Gut Microbiota for Health expert on research tools, Dr. Versalovic spoke with

Contrary to the common idea of a "sterile" intrauterine environment, Aagaard and coauthors demonstrated the presence of a microbiome in placentas from 320 healthy pregnancies, collected under sterile conditions. This microbiome was quite different from that reported in other parts

#GMFH2014 interviews: Prof. D. Brent Polk

20 Jun 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

Following our Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2014 video series, Prof. D. Brent Polk from the Department of Pediatrics and Vice-Dean for Child Health Keck School of Medicine of the University of South California, USA, here enlightens us about pediatric

A Nature Medicine paper by Hitesh S Deshmukh and colleagues from the Division of Neonatology, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsilvania, USA reports an important aspect to the use of antibiotics in the integrity of the immune system in the newborn.

Prof. Jeffrey Gordon was invited to give a TED talk at the TEDxGatewayArch. His talk introduces the ideas of microbiota and microbiome, a new view to our connection to the microbial world as humans. He goes on detailing how our

Gut microbiota colonization: moving forward

27 Aug 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

  Although there are numerous studies focusing on structure and function of the gut microbiota, very few is known finally regarding the gut microbial colonization and the host homeostasis.  Some studies already focused on the structural dynamics of the early

The early life gut microbiota

24 Mar 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

Knowing how microbiota is established in the gut is a very important topic regarding epithelium maturation and immune system developpement. The early studies focused on the dynamic of the microbiota in infant aiming to understand homeostasy mecanisms. The early life

Functional GI disorders: From children to adults

23 Oct 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

Speakers: Nicholas Talley (Australia), Annamaria Staiano (Italy), Marc Benninga (The Netherlands), Lukas van Oudenhove (Belgium)   “The definition of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) as laid out in the Rome III criteria is now highly questionable.” This was the view expressed