Category : Research & Practice

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…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

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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The intestinal microbiota is known to modulate bioavailability and efficacy of endogenous compounds, nutrients or drugs, with large interindividual variations. The least conserved fraction of our microbiota may hence explain a stratification of the human population in converters and non converters for numerous compounds. As an example, the reduction of cholesterol to coprostanol is only active in a fraction of…

Fernando Aspiroz

The intestinal microbiota is known to modulate bioavailability and efficacy of endogenous compounds, nutrients or drugs, with large interindividual variations. The least conserved fraction of our microbiota may hence explain a stratification of the human population in converters and non converters for numerous compounds. As an example, the reduction of cholesterol to coprostanol is only active in a fraction of…

Fernando Aspiroz

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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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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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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The 2nd Gut Microbiota for Health Summit took place in Madrid from the 24th to the 26th of February, 2013. The event was co-organised by the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the ESNM and the American Gastroenterological Association, with the support of Danone.   The Summit took place as two large-scale initiatives, the Human Microbiome Project funded by the…

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The 2nd Gut Microbiota for Health Summit took place in Madrid from the 24th to the 26th of February, 2013. The event was co-organised by the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the ESNM and the American Gastroenterological Association, with the support of Danone.   The Summit took place as two large-scale initiatives, the Human Microbiome Project funded by the…

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During the Biovision Forum 2013, you chaired the session on the Gut Microbiota and moderated a round table on the subject. What are the main messages coming out of this event?   FL: I think it was an excellent initiative that the Biovision Forum got interested in the microbiota and that the topic was in the spotlight. The forum has…

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During the Biovision Forum 2013, you chaired the session on the Gut Microbiota and moderated a round table on the subject. What are the main messages coming out of this event?   FL: I think it was an excellent initiative that the Biovision Forum got interested in the microbiota and that the topic was in the spotlight. The forum has…

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Can you tell us a little bit about you and how you got interested in Gut Microbiota?   FL: I was trained as a geneticist. As a PhD student (2000-2003), I worked in a lab that used the Drosophila fly  as a model for research. My scientific questions were on immunity (infection resistance, especially those of bacterial origin) in Bruno…

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Can you tell us a little bit about you and how you got interested in Gut Microbiota?   FL: I was trained as a geneticist. As a PhD student (2000-2003), I worked in a lab that used the Drosophila fly  as a model for research. My scientific questions were on immunity (infection resistance, especially those of bacterial origin) in Bruno…

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We have composed short summaries of the workshops that were organized during the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit (Madrid, February 2013).   Here is the list of workshops: “Gut Microbiota and functional bowel disorders” “Gut Microbiota and brain function” “Probiotics and prebiotics: use and selection” “Dysbiosis in IBD” “Faecal microbiota transplantation” “Technologies to investigate the human gut microbiota”

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GMFH Editing Team

We have composed short summaries of the workshops that were organized during the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit (Madrid, February 2013).   Here is the list of workshops: “Gut Microbiota and functional bowel disorders” “Gut Microbiota and brain function” “Probiotics and prebiotics: use and selection” “Dysbiosis in IBD” “Faecal microbiota transplantation” “Technologies to investigate the human gut microbiota”

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