Category : Gut Microbiota

Humans are creatures of habit - we tend to wake up, feel hungry, and fall asleep at the same time every day. We owe this tendency to our circadian rhythms - 24 hour cycles that are present in the biological processes of most living beings. These cycles are generated by “clock genes,” which influence most of our organs and cells,…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Humans are creatures of habit - we tend to wake up, feel hungry, and fall asleep at the same time every day. We owe this tendency to our circadian rhythms - 24 hour cycles that are present in the biological processes of most living beings. These cycles are generated by “clock genes,” which influence most of our organs and cells,…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), defined according to Rome IV criteria as abdominal pain related to defecation and/or change in bowel habit without detectable organic causes and currently seen as an example of disturbed gut-brain communication, interferes with the quality of life of an increasing number of people. Multiple factors may drive the onset and pathophysiology of IBS, with certain food…

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), defined according to Rome IV criteria as abdominal pain related to defecation and/or change in bowel habit without detectable organic causes and currently seen as an example of disturbed gut-brain communication, interferes with the quality of life of an increasing number of people. Multiple factors may drive the onset and pathophysiology of IBS, with certain food…

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The gut microbiome has captured the attention of both researchers and society, and important progress was made in 2019 in our understanding of its emerging role in health and disease. Although gut microbiome science is moving progressively from the bench to the bedside, much research in the field has looked at cataloguing the composition and function of gut microbial communities,…

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The gut microbiome has captured the attention of both researchers and society, and important progress was made in 2019 in our understanding of its emerging role in health and disease. Although gut microbiome science is moving progressively from the bench to the bedside, much research in the field has looked at cataloguing the composition and function of gut microbial communities,…

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For many years, scientists have studied the link between gut microbiota and diseases such as dementia, autism, Parkinson’s, diabetes, obesity or colitis, proving that each disease has a specific gut microbiota profile. Studies have also focused on the gut-brain axis, in which bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) translocate to the brain through circulating blood, while gut microbiota also generates metabolites that affect…

Manon Oliero
Manon Oliero is starting her PhD about gut microbiota, nutrition and cancer at the CRCHUM of Montreal. Before, she specialized in the gut microbiota and nutrition field by obtaining a master’s degree in Paris in microbiology and a food and health engineer degree in Beauvais. She first meets the scientific communication world in Barcelona after her work on gut microbiota and diet at the VHIR. She is really concern about health of the population and believe that with a better diet and lifestyle we can all make ourselves healthier.

For many years, scientists have studied the link between gut microbiota and diseases such as dementia, autism, Parkinson’s, diabetes, obesity or colitis, proving that each disease has a specific gut microbiota profile. Studies have also focused on the gut-brain axis, in which bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) translocate to the brain through circulating blood, while gut microbiota also generates metabolites that affect…

Manon Oliero
Manon Oliero is starting her PhD about gut microbiota, nutrition and cancer at the CRCHUM of Montreal. Before, she specialized in the gut microbiota and nutrition field by obtaining a master’s degree in Paris in microbiology and a food and health engineer degree in Beauvais. She first meets the scientific communication world in Barcelona after her work on gut microbiota and diet at the VHIR. She is really concern about health of the population and believe that with a better diet and lifestyle we can all make ourselves healthier.

The enteric nervous system (ENS) is organized into complex neuronal circuits that regulate gut homeostasis through crosstalk between brain-derived signals, the gut microbiota, the endocrine and the immune system. Although probiotics constitute a promising strategy for altering intestinal motility, a limited amount of research has looked in-depth at their effects on enteric neurobiology. New mice research from scientists working at…

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

The enteric nervous system (ENS) is organized into complex neuronal circuits that regulate gut homeostasis through crosstalk between brain-derived signals, the gut microbiota, the endocrine and the immune system. Although probiotics constitute a promising strategy for altering intestinal motility, a limited amount of research has looked in-depth at their effects on enteric neurobiology. New mice research from scientists working at…

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

Alcoholic hepatitis is considered to be a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease with a high mortality rate in the first 1 to 6 months after diagnosis. The overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis—a member of the healthy human gut microbiome that can flourish due to gastric acid suppression and after antibiotic treatment and which is involved in nosocomial infections—has been…

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Alcoholic hepatitis is considered to be a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease with a high mortality rate in the first 1 to 6 months after diagnosis. The overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis—a member of the healthy human gut microbiome that can flourish due to gastric acid suppression and after antibiotic treatment and which is involved in nosocomial infections—has been…

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The human microbiome has not only captured the attention of scientists, but also healthcare practitioners and the lay press. While initial studies focused on characterizing the gut microbiome in the context of both health and disease and the influence of environmental factors, there has been a shift in the field towards mechanistic research focusing on microbiome influence on host phenotype,…

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

The human microbiome has not only captured the attention of scientists, but also healthcare practitioners and the lay press. While initial studies focused on characterizing the gut microbiome in the context of both health and disease and the influence of environmental factors, there has been a shift in the field towards mechanistic research focusing on microbiome influence on host phenotype,…

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

The idea of a universal diet for everyone is beginning to be considered as a simplistic approach, as it does not take into account each person’s unique nature in relation to a range of dimensions, including metabolism and microbiome. That is why the scientific community has suggested moving from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to diet to an integrated personalized treatment approach.…

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

The idea of a universal diet for everyone is beginning to be considered as a simplistic approach, as it does not take into account each person’s unique nature in relation to a range of dimensions, including metabolism and microbiome. That is why the scientific community has suggested moving from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to diet to an integrated personalized treatment approach.…

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

The 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit will take place on March 7 and 8 2020 in Madrid, Spain. This pre-eminent meeting is sponsored by the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) and the  American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) with the endorsement of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS). A scientific committee chaired by Professor Harry Sokol of the Gastroenterology Department at Saint-Antoine Hospital in…

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The 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit will take place on March 7 and 8 2020 in Madrid, Spain. This pre-eminent meeting is sponsored by the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) and the  American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) with the endorsement of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS). A scientific committee chaired by Professor Harry Sokol of the Gastroenterology Department at Saint-Antoine Hospital in…

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Although advances in the study of the human microbiome have taken place over the past decade mainly due to multi-omics network analyses, undetected unknowns remain. For instance, up to 40% of genes present in the Integrated Gene Catalogue of the human gut microbiome are unmapped to functional databases. Scientists from Stanford University (USA), One Codex (USA), Joint Genome Institute (USA),…

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Although advances in the study of the human microbiome have taken place over the past decade mainly due to multi-omics network analyses, undetected unknowns remain. For instance, up to 40% of genes present in the Integrated Gene Catalogue of the human gut microbiome are unmapped to functional databases. Scientists from Stanford University (USA), One Codex (USA), Joint Genome Institute (USA),…

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