Category : IBD

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.   A study carried out by Bjerrum and collaborators employed a spectroscopy-based metabolic profiling of…

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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.   A study carried out by Bjerrum and collaborators employed a spectroscopy-based metabolic profiling of…

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Digestive disorders, from gut discomfort to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and cancer, are rising in many countries. Research and clinical studies on the interaction of gut microbiota and digestive health, are providing stimulating data. However, their connection is not fully understood and gut fungi have recently been suggested to play a role as well.     A study carried out…

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Digestive disorders, from gut discomfort to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and cancer, are rising in many countries. Research and clinical studies on the interaction of gut microbiota and digestive health, are providing stimulating data. However, their connection is not fully understood and gut fungi have recently been suggested to play a role as well.     A study carried out…

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Dr. Paul Moayyedi, a gastroenterologist and researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, was the first author of a study published earlier this year that investigated fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a way to induce remission in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). (See the study summary here.) Although patient recruitment was discontinued at the study's halfway point for reasons of…

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

Dr. Paul Moayyedi, a gastroenterologist and researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, was the first author of a study published earlier this year that investigated fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a way to induce remission in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). (See the study summary here.) Although patient recruitment was discontinued at the study's halfway point for reasons of…

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

The Third International Congress of Translational Research in Human Nutrition (#ICTRHN2015) took place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on June 26 & 27, 2015.     In this post, we bring you the highlights of the event introduction on microbiota-host crosstalk and of the first two symposia: new approaches in microbiota characterization, and gut inflammation. Introductory lecture - Microbiota-host crosstalks: Decrypting signals in…

Amandine Everard
Postdoctoral position, supported by the FNRS (Fond National de la Recherche Scientifique), in the metabolism and nutrition research group (team of Prof. Patrice D. Cani), at the Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). CERTIFICATE : Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), 2010 - Doctoral in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences supervised by the Professor Patrice D. Cani, Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), 2014. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Interactions between gut microbiota and intestinal epithelium in metabolic disorders associated with obesity.

The Third International Congress of Translational Research in Human Nutrition (#ICTRHN2015) took place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on June 26 & 27, 2015.     In this post, we bring you the highlights of the event introduction on microbiota-host crosstalk and of the first two symposia: new approaches in microbiota characterization, and gut inflammation. Introductory lecture - Microbiota-host crosstalks: Decrypting signals in…

Amandine Everard
Postdoctoral position, supported by the FNRS (Fond National de la Recherche Scientifique), in the metabolism and nutrition research group (team of Prof. Patrice D. Cani), at the Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). CERTIFICATE : Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), 2010 - Doctoral in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences supervised by the Professor Patrice D. Cani, Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), 2014. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Interactions between gut microbiota and intestinal epithelium in metabolic disorders associated with obesity.

Yava L. Jones-Hall, Ariangela Kozik and Cindy Nakatsu from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, have recently published a paper in PLoS ONE on the role of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the impact of this pro-inflammatory cytokine on the gut microbiota. The data presented in this paper show that TNF contributes to the local inflammation…

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Yava L. Jones-Hall, Ariangela Kozik and Cindy Nakatsu from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, have recently published a paper in PLoS ONE on the role of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the impact of this pro-inflammatory cytokine on the gut microbiota. The data presented in this paper show that TNF contributes to the local inflammation…

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Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is known for exhibiting anti-inflammatory effects in vitro and in vivo by secreted metabolites that block nuclear factor (NF)-κB activation. The low proportion of F. prausnitzii in the microbiome of Crohn’s disease patients characterizes the microbial dysbiosis associated with that condition. In a recent paper published in Gut, a team from the Gastroenterology & Nutrition Department from Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris showed that F. prausnitzii produces anti-inflammatory bioactive peptides derived from a single 15 kDa…

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Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is known for exhibiting anti-inflammatory effects in vitro and in vivo by secreted metabolites that block nuclear factor (NF)-κB activation. The low proportion of F. prausnitzii in the microbiome of Crohn’s disease patients characterizes the microbial dysbiosis associated with that condition. In a recent paper published in Gut, a team from the Gastroenterology & Nutrition Department from Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris showed that F. prausnitzii produces anti-inflammatory bioactive peptides derived from a single 15 kDa…

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Guillaume Sarrabayrouse achieved his PhD in immunology at the Claudius Regaud Institute of Cancer Research in Toulouse, France. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the INSERM team of Francine Jotereau in Nantes (France), and recently joined the Chaysavanh Manichanh Group in Barcelona. Sarrabayrouse won the Young Investigator Award for his poster at the 2015 Gut Summit in Barcelona. In his recent…

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

Guillaume Sarrabayrouse achieved his PhD in immunology at the Claudius Regaud Institute of Cancer Research in Toulouse, France. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the INSERM team of Francine Jotereau in Nantes (France), and recently joined the Chaysavanh Manichanh Group in Barcelona. Sarrabayrouse won the Young Investigator Award for his poster at the 2015 Gut Summit in Barcelona. In his recent…

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

In a recent paper, researchers from Canada have coined the term 'ecobiotherapy' to refer to "the use of microbial ecosystems for a therapeutic purpose." The ecosystem need not be fully characterized; it may be an ecosystem as used in classic cases of fecal microbiota transplantation, or it may be assembled from select, isolated bacteria that are chosen for their demonstrated…

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

In a recent paper, researchers from Canada have coined the term 'ecobiotherapy' to refer to "the use of microbial ecosystems for a therapeutic purpose." The ecosystem need not be fully characterized; it may be an ecosystem as used in classic cases of fecal microbiota transplantation, or it may be assembled from select, isolated bacteria that are chosen for their demonstrated…

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

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) involves aspects of both the host and the microbiota. Previous research in adults shows that IBD is associated with microbiota differences, but little is known about this association in pediatric patients. This study from Helsinki, Finland, addressed the intestinal microbiota and inflammation in pediatric IBD. A total of 68 patients (9-18 years old) with IBD and…

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.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) involves aspects of both the host and the microbiota. Previous research in adults shows that IBD is associated with microbiota differences, but little is known about this association in pediatric patients. This study from Helsinki, Finland, addressed the intestinal microbiota and inflammation in pediatric IBD. A total of 68 patients (9-18 years old) with IBD and…

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.

Results of a research collaboration between Harvard and Danone, released today, show that an 'underrated' species of bacteria, Lactococcus lactis CNCM I-1631, conferred beneficial effects in mouse models of inflammation. Dr. Wendy Garrett, Associate Professor at Harvard's Chan School of Public Health, says the line of research came out of an observation, several years ago, that a fermented milk product…

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

Results of a research collaboration between Harvard and Danone, released today, show that an 'underrated' species of bacteria, Lactococcus lactis CNCM I-1631, conferred beneficial effects in mouse models of inflammation. Dr. Wendy Garrett, Associate Professor at Harvard's Chan School of Public Health, says the line of research came out of an observation, several years ago, that a fermented milk product…

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