Differences in the composition of gut microbiota in health and disease are providing new ways of deciphering mechanisms of digestive diseases, e.g. inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Another way of exploring the role of gut microbiota in health and disease is to monitor the generated metabolites.

Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are

15 Apr 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

Professor Knight has recently published the book Follow your gut, that talks humorously about the important impact of bacteria in the human body. We will soon give you more details of this new publication edited by TED Books.

Could gut bacteria be linked to eating disorders?

9 Feb 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

In a study just published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, researchers from the French National Research Institute (INSERM – Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) and the University of Rouen claimed to have discovered some bacteria in the gut that may interfere with the way the body regulates effectively appetite, at least in rodents. 

Studies uncover 500 “hidden” microbes in the gut

17 Sep 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

Over the last few years, scientists have found that the microbes hosted in the digestive tract (the gut microbiota or gut flora) perform key functions for health. Digestion, immunity and even mental health are extremely dependent on tasks carried out