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“You are not human, you are a walking bacterial colony,” says the Belgian researcher Jeroen Raes, from the Flanders Institute of Biology, in this video from TEDxBrussels. Raes discusses issues that go from the gut microbiota’s size to its functions, as well as its relationship with some of the most prevalent diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. A video that…

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“You are not human, you are a walking bacterial colony,” says the Belgian researcher Jeroen Raes, from the Flanders Institute of Biology, in this video from TEDxBrussels. Raes discusses issues that go from the gut microbiota’s size to its functions, as well as its relationship with some of the most prevalent diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. A video that…

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Abdominal gases are created in the intestine during digestion and, beyond the jokes that this subject usually generates, it is an absolutely normal physiological process. In some cases, however, abdominal gases can be a source of discomfort. This situation may now have a scientific explanation. A study by the Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Digestive Tract Group at Vall d’Hebron…

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Abdominal gases are created in the intestine during digestion and, beyond the jokes that this subject usually generates, it is an absolutely normal physiological process. In some cases, however, abdominal gases can be a source of discomfort. This situation may now have a scientific explanation. A study by the Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Digestive Tract Group at Vall d’Hebron…

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There are many questions surrounding the relationship between the functioning of our human body and the presence of the microbes that live in and on us. The current state of knowledge does not allow us to fully understand what impact our microbiota has on our lives. To approach this question, it is important to find out how our gut metagenome…

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There are many questions surrounding the relationship between the functioning of our human body and the presence of the microbes that live in and on us. The current state of knowledge does not allow us to fully understand what impact our microbiota has on our lives. To approach this question, it is important to find out how our gut metagenome…

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The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation organized the 4th annual Digestive Health Summit for Healthcare Professionals that took place on Tuesday 5th November, 2013 in Toronto at the Allstream Center. You can check the program and get additional information on their website: http://www.cdhf.ca/en/events/details/id/51   Some videos of the event have been made available : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntD_2QT0bbU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpswW-LjHu8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF1HRwy34Qw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFwS9qgT7NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI6rr6V4mTo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLUvTCLKRmc

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The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation organized the 4th annual Digestive Health Summit for Healthcare Professionals that took place on Tuesday 5th November, 2013 in Toronto at the Allstream Center. You can check the program and get additional information on their website: http://www.cdhf.ca/en/events/details/id/51   Some videos of the event have been made available : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntD_2QT0bbU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpswW-LjHu8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF1HRwy34Qw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFwS9qgT7NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI6rr6V4mTo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLUvTCLKRmc

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Gastric bypass surgery has been revealed as an effective method for fighting morbid obesity, as this kind of intervention usually leads to a significant weight loss. Until now, scientists were not aware of the important role of the gut microbiota in the positive effects of this treatment. According to a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine, the intervention could…

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Gastric bypass surgery has been revealed as an effective method for fighting morbid obesity, as this kind of intervention usually leads to a significant weight loss. Until now, scientists were not aware of the important role of the gut microbiota in the positive effects of this treatment. According to a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine, the intervention could…

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A conference about relation between gut microbiota and colorectal cancer (CRC) was organized by the Canceropole in Paris this June 28th. Experts presented their studies linking different topics : the host microbiota crosstalk, associations between bacteria and cancer and how microbiota could impact antibiotics and anticancer therapies.   Gerard Eberl from Pasteur Institute started the conference insisting about the importance…

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A conference about relation between gut microbiota and colorectal cancer (CRC) was organized by the Canceropole in Paris this June 28th. Experts presented their studies linking different topics : the host microbiota crosstalk, associations between bacteria and cancer and how microbiota could impact antibiotics and anticancer therapies.   Gerard Eberl from Pasteur Institute started the conference insisting about the importance…

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Professor Joël Doré, Head of Research at the Unit for the Ecology and Physiology of the Digestive System at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA), already explained why the term ‘microflora’ or ‘gut flora’ has been replaced by ‘gut microbiota’. This time, Prof. Doré focuses on the composition of gut microbiota,…

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Professor Joël Doré, Head of Research at the Unit for the Ecology and Physiology of the Digestive System at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA), already explained why the term ‘microflora’ or ‘gut flora’ has been replaced by ‘gut microbiota’. This time, Prof. Doré focuses on the composition of gut microbiota,…

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In this short video, find out about the key aspects of the Gut Microbiota for Health summit 2013 that took place in Madrid : hot topics, sessions, workshops and networking. Looking forward to welcoming you at the next edition of the event, which will take place in Miami (8-9 March, 2014).   https://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/videos/videos/best-of-gmfh-2013.mp4

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In this short video, find out about the key aspects of the Gut Microbiota for Health summit 2013 that took place in Madrid : hot topics, sessions, workshops and networking. Looking forward to welcoming you at the next edition of the event, which will take place in Miami (8-9 March, 2014).   https://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/videos/videos/best-of-gmfh-2013.mp4

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L-carnitine, a chemical compound widely present in red meat (and also some energy drinks), alters the composition of gut microbiota, leading to a potentially increased risk of heart disease. A study carried out by researchers at Cleveland Clinic (United States) has shown that the change in the bacteria living in the digestive tract leads to an increase in a compound…

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L-carnitine, a chemical compound widely present in red meat (and also some energy drinks), alters the composition of gut microbiota, leading to a potentially increased risk of heart disease. A study carried out by researchers at Cleveland Clinic (United States) has shown that the change in the bacteria living in the digestive tract leads to an increase in a compound…

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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 a background in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Microbiology accepted to give us their feedback on their main findings.   1)…

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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 a background in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Microbiology accepted to give us their feedback on their main findings.   1)…

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