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American journalist Michael Pollan shares his experience with the American Gut Project and gives a full overview on the human microbiome as we know it today. "Here were the names of the hundreds of bacterial species that call me home. In sheer numbers, these microbes and their genes dwarf us. It turns out that we are only 10 percent human:…

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American journalist Michael Pollan shares his experience with the American Gut Project and gives a full overview on the human microbiome as we know it today. "Here were the names of the hundreds of bacterial species that call me home. In sheer numbers, these microbes and their genes dwarf us. It turns out that we are only 10 percent human:…

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Below you can access the entire content of the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit that took place in Madrid (February 2013). All the sessions are accessible and include scientific presentations, workshop outputs and discussions.  

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Below you can access the entire content of the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit that took place in Madrid (February 2013). All the sessions are accessible and include scientific presentations, workshop outputs and discussions.  

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Humans are not (and have never been) alone. From the moment we are born, millions of micro-organisms populate our bodies and coexist with us rather peacefully for the rest of our lives. This microbiome represents the totality of micro-organisms (and their genomes) that we necessarily acquire from the environment. Micro-organisms living in or on us have evolved to extract the…

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Humans are not (and have never been) alone. From the moment we are born, millions of micro-organisms populate our bodies and coexist with us rather peacefully for the rest of our lives. This microbiome represents the totality of micro-organisms (and their genomes) that we necessarily acquire from the environment. Micro-organisms living in or on us have evolved to extract the…

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Speakers: Giovanni Barbara (Italy), Magnus Simren (Sweden)   Prof. Barbara highlighted the fact that there is increasing evidence indicating that the gut microbiota may be involved in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). FGIDs are a group of disorders characterised by recurrent GI symptoms that cannot be explained by other pathologically-based disease. Of these, irritable bowel syndrome…

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Speakers: Giovanni Barbara (Italy), Magnus Simren (Sweden)   Prof. Barbara highlighted the fact that there is increasing evidence indicating that the gut microbiota may be involved in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). FGIDs are a group of disorders characterised by recurrent GI symptoms that cannot be explained by other pathologically-based disease. Of these, irritable bowel syndrome…

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Speakers: Emeran Mayer (USA), Premysl Bercik (Canada)   Prof. Mayer gave an introductory overview of the different aspects of the topic, stressing that the tight interplay between brain, gut and gut microbiota is based on a highly complex network of bidirectional pathways, which run top down (from brain to gut) as well as bottom up (from gut to brain). Prof.…

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Speakers: Emeran Mayer (USA), Premysl Bercik (Canada)   Prof. Mayer gave an introductory overview of the different aspects of the topic, stressing that the tight interplay between brain, gut and gut microbiota is based on a highly complex network of bidirectional pathways, which run top down (from brain to gut) as well as bottom up (from gut to brain). Prof.…

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Moderator: Francisco Guarner – Speakers: Karen Scott, Colin Hill   Karen Scott’s presentation was designed as a pedagogical introduction to the notion of prebiotics. She put forward the definition given in Gibson et al 2010:  “Prebiotics are a selectively fermented ingredient that results in specific changes in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) upon host…

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Moderator: Francisco Guarner – Speakers: Karen Scott, Colin Hill   Karen Scott’s presentation was designed as a pedagogical introduction to the notion of prebiotics. She put forward the definition given in Gibson et al 2010:  “Prebiotics are a selectively fermented ingredient that results in specific changes in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) upon host…

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Speakers: Dirk Haller (Germany), Balfour Sartor (USA)   Prof. Haller started his presentation by pointing out that “dysbiosis” is not a good term, because nobody knows what dysbiosis really means. To be able to understand what dysbiosis is, you would have to understand what the normal status quo is, and according to Prof. Haller that is not really well established.…

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Speakers: Dirk Haller (Germany), Balfour Sartor (USA)   Prof. Haller started his presentation by pointing out that “dysbiosis” is not a good term, because nobody knows what dysbiosis really means. To be able to understand what dysbiosis is, you would have to understand what the normal status quo is, and according to Prof. Haller that is not really well established.…

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Speakers: Anne Vrieze (Netherlands), Lawrence Brandt (USA)   Dr Vrieze’s talk focused on faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a therapy for metabolic syndrome and C. difficile inflammation (CDI), under the guiding question whether the lacking diversity of the gut microbiota, which is assumed to play a major role in the disease onset, can be restored by the infusion of donor…

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Speakers: Anne Vrieze (Netherlands), Lawrence Brandt (USA)   Dr Vrieze’s talk focused on faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a therapy for metabolic syndrome and C. difficile inflammation (CDI), under the guiding question whether the lacking diversity of the gut microbiota, which is assumed to play a major role in the disease onset, can be restored by the infusion of donor…

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Moderated by Paul W O'Toole and Joël Doré (@dorejoel)   Moderators aimed to make technical differences between the two categories of microbial community analysis, to help understand methods involved in gut microbiota analysis and to answer clinical questions involving analysis of the microbiota.   The human gut microbiota is the collection of bacteria, archea, virus and fungi. Paul O'Toole indicated…

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Moderated by Paul W O'Toole and Joël Doré (@dorejoel)   Moderators aimed to make technical differences between the two categories of microbial community analysis, to help understand methods involved in gut microbiota analysis and to answer clinical questions involving analysis of the microbiota.   The human gut microbiota is the collection of bacteria, archea, virus and fungi. Paul O'Toole indicated…

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Can you tell us about your experience prior to Enterome?   PR: I worked for 14 years as a general practitioner, a family doctor and even as a country doctor. I think it’s worth mentioning because my interest for gut microbiota is based on my experience as a field doctor. This is what I call the “earthly approach to medicine”.…

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Can you tell us about your experience prior to Enterome?   PR: I worked for 14 years as a general practitioner, a family doctor and even as a country doctor. I think it’s worth mentioning because my interest for gut microbiota is based on my experience as a field doctor. This is what I call the “earthly approach to medicine”.…

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