Category : Gut Microbiota

A recent study, led by Dr. Andrew S. Neish from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, found that Akkermansia muciniphila and other anaerobic bacteria may promote gut healing in mice.   Until now, the role of the gut microbiota in the wound healing process has not been investigated. The researchers used…

Paul Enck
Prof. Dr. Paul Enck, Director of Research, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. His main interests are gut functions in health and disease, including functional and inflammatory bowel disorders, the role of the gut microbiota, regulation of eating and food intake and its disorders, of nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, and the psychophysiology and neurobiology of the placebo response, with specific emphasis on age and gender contributions. He has published more than 170 original data paper in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and more than 250 book chapters and review articles. He is board member/treasurer of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and has served as reviewer for many international journals and grant agencies.

A recent study, led by Dr. Andrew S. Neish from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, found that Akkermansia muciniphila and other anaerobic bacteria may promote gut healing in mice.   Until now, the role of the gut microbiota in the wound healing process has not been investigated. The researchers used…

Paul Enck
Prof. Dr. Paul Enck, Director of Research, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. His main interests are gut functions in health and disease, including functional and inflammatory bowel disorders, the role of the gut microbiota, regulation of eating and food intake and its disorders, of nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, and the psychophysiology and neurobiology of the placebo response, with specific emphasis on age and gender contributions. He has published more than 170 original data paper in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and more than 250 book chapters and review articles. He is board member/treasurer of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and has served as reviewer for many international journals and grant agencies.

"If you want to live longer, don’t be alone, surround yourself with people you love and with whom you can share life’s moments." More and more doctors are giving this kind of advice to their patients, as socialising is believed to help us live longer and healthier. It could also act as a protective shield against much-feared neurodegenerative diseases like…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

"If you want to live longer, don’t be alone, surround yourself with people you love and with whom you can share life’s moments." More and more doctors are giving this kind of advice to their patients, as socialising is believed to help us live longer and healthier. It could also act as a protective shield against much-feared neurodegenerative diseases like…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

A recent study by Andrew Moeller and colleagues has revealed that social interactions can raise microbial diversity in the gut microbiome across chimpanzee generations. The study monitored the effect of chimpanzee sociability on gut microbiome diversity over an eight-year period. Faecal samples were collected and sequenced from 40 Kasakela chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, at different stages of life. In addition,…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

A recent study by Andrew Moeller and colleagues has revealed that social interactions can raise microbial diversity in the gut microbiome across chimpanzee generations. The study monitored the effect of chimpanzee sociability on gut microbiome diversity over an eight-year period. Faecal samples were collected and sequenced from 40 Kasakela chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, at different stages of life. In addition,…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Dear GMFH friends, We would like to share some exciting news with you. We are happy to announce the launch of the new Gut Microbiota for Health website! After several months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the release of our new home page today. Launched in 2012, the Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange platform…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Dear GMFH friends, We would like to share some exciting news with you. We are happy to announce the launch of the new Gut Microbiota for Health website! After several months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the release of our new home page today. Launched in 2012, the Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange platform…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Dear readers, The reason behind this communication is that we have some exciting information to share with you. As of February 1st, our platform has joined forces with Gut Microbiota for Health, another leading online community dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about gut microbiota edited by the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM). This integration gives birth to the…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Dear readers, The reason behind this communication is that we have some exciting information to share with you. As of February 1st, our platform has joined forces with Gut Microbiota for Health, another leading online community dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about gut microbiota edited by the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM). This integration gives birth to the…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Every human has a gut microbiota – you can’t live without it. The proportion of different microbial species in the digestive tract varies substantially from person to person. Your genes influence which gut microbes live inside you, contributing to the stability of your own microbial community, even though a variety of outside factors change your microbiota from hour to hour…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Every human has a gut microbiota – you can’t live without it. The proportion of different microbial species in the digestive tract varies substantially from person to person. Your genes influence which gut microbes live inside you, contributing to the stability of your own microbial community, even though a variety of outside factors change your microbiota from hour to hour…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Just two months away from the fifth edition of this international scientific event, we look back at the best of the last edition sharing a report on GMFH 2015 with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4LFzYfCKLY The world’s biggest experts in gut microbiota will meet again during the 5th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit. The science community’s increasing interest in the bacteria found…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Just two months away from the fifth edition of this international scientific event, we look back at the best of the last edition sharing a report on GMFH 2015 with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4LFzYfCKLY The world’s biggest experts in gut microbiota will meet again during the 5th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit. The science community’s increasing interest in the bacteria found…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

When a host experiences increased energy demands, do the gut microbiota help maintain homeostasis? In a recent Cell article, Chevalier, et al. showed that mice who were exposed to cold temperatures experienced a shift in microbiota composition. Transplanting this 'cold microbiota' into germ-free mice resulted in increased insulin sensitivity and white fat browning, with increased energy expenditure and fat loss.…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

When a host experiences increased energy demands, do the gut microbiota help maintain homeostasis? In a recent Cell article, Chevalier, et al. showed that mice who were exposed to cold temperatures experienced a shift in microbiota composition. Transplanting this 'cold microbiota' into germ-free mice resulted in increased insulin sensitivity and white fat browning, with increased energy expenditure and fat loss.…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

Research shows that host-microbe interactions can regulate immune and metabolic pathways. Here, Fu and colleagues investigated the connection between the microbiota and selected risk factors for cardiovascular disease in humans: abnormal blood lipid levels and high body mass. In this study of 893 subjects, researchers found 34 bacterial taxa associated with body mass index (BMI) and blood lipids. Microbiota explained…

Paul Enck
Prof. Dr. Paul Enck, Director of Research, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. His main interests are gut functions in health and disease, including functional and inflammatory bowel disorders, the role of the gut microbiota, regulation of eating and food intake and its disorders, of nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, and the psychophysiology and neurobiology of the placebo response, with specific emphasis on age and gender contributions. He has published more than 170 original data paper in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and more than 250 book chapters and review articles. He is board member/treasurer of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and has served as reviewer for many international journals and grant agencies.

Research shows that host-microbe interactions can regulate immune and metabolic pathways. Here, Fu and colleagues investigated the connection between the microbiota and selected risk factors for cardiovascular disease in humans: abnormal blood lipid levels and high body mass. In this study of 893 subjects, researchers found 34 bacterial taxa associated with body mass index (BMI) and blood lipids. Microbiota explained…

Paul Enck
Prof. Dr. Paul Enck, Director of Research, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. His main interests are gut functions in health and disease, including functional and inflammatory bowel disorders, the role of the gut microbiota, regulation of eating and food intake and its disorders, of nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, and the psychophysiology and neurobiology of the placebo response, with specific emphasis on age and gender contributions. He has published more than 170 original data paper in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and more than 250 book chapters and review articles. He is board member/treasurer of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and has served as reviewer for many international journals and grant agencies.

The Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange is pleased to present this Year at a Glance document for 2014! Thanks to our members, the platform is hosting more vibrant discussion and analysis than ever before. Did you miss any important developments in the field of gut microbiota this year? Not if you look through this document! Below you will find…

Paul Enck
Prof. Dr. Paul Enck, Director of Research, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. His main interests are gut functions in health and disease, including functional and inflammatory bowel disorders, the role of the gut microbiota, regulation of eating and food intake and its disorders, of nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, and the psychophysiology and neurobiology of the placebo response, with specific emphasis on age and gender contributions. He has published more than 170 original data paper in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and more than 250 book chapters and review articles. He is board member/treasurer of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and has served as reviewer for many international journals and grant agencies.

The Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange is pleased to present this Year at a Glance document for 2014! Thanks to our members, the platform is hosting more vibrant discussion and analysis than ever before. Did you miss any important developments in the field of gut microbiota this year? Not if you look through this document! Below you will find…

Paul Enck
Prof. Dr. Paul Enck, Director of Research, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. His main interests are gut functions in health and disease, including functional and inflammatory bowel disorders, the role of the gut microbiota, regulation of eating and food intake and its disorders, of nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, and the psychophysiology and neurobiology of the placebo response, with specific emphasis on age and gender contributions. He has published more than 170 original data paper in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and more than 250 book chapters and review articles. He is board member/treasurer of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and has served as reviewer for many international journals and grant agencies.