Category : Research & Practice

Two papers were recently published in Nature Biotechnology, both on the topic of finding out the content of gut microbiota samples. The Gut Microbiota for Health website previously covered both selections: The paper authored by Li et al. presented an updated collection of reference sequences for new human gut metagenomics studies, with about ten million genes. The work of Nielsen, et al. introduced…

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

Two papers were recently published in Nature Biotechnology, both on the topic of finding out the content of gut microbiota samples. The Gut Microbiota for Health website previously covered both selections: The paper authored by Li et al. presented an updated collection of reference sequences for new human gut metagenomics studies, with about ten million genes. The work of Nielsen, et al. introduced…

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 an article published online on June 24, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Zhongyi Chen and Lilu Guo, from the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, showed that the administration of a modified bacteria expressing therapeutic factors in the gut microbiota could reduce food intake and obesity. By adding an engineered NAPE*-expressing E. coli Nissle 1917 strain in the drinking water of mice for 8 weeks,…

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In an article published online on June 24, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Zhongyi Chen and Lilu Guo, from the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, showed that the administration of a modified bacteria expressing therapeutic factors in the gut microbiota could reduce food intake and obesity. By adding an engineered NAPE*-expressing E. coli Nissle 1917 strain in the drinking water of mice for 8 weeks,…

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This article is a collaboration of representatives from academia, medicine, and industry who came together at a workshop during the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) held in Cork, Ireland in October, 2012. The goal of the workshop was to assess evidence on the link between the microbiome and under-nutrition, focusing specifically on probiotic and prebiotic treatments. Participants hoped…

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

This article is a collaboration of representatives from academia, medicine, and industry who came together at a workshop during the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) held in Cork, Ireland in October, 2012. The goal of the workshop was to assess evidence on the link between the microbiome and under-nutrition, focusing specifically on probiotic and prebiotic treatments. Participants hoped…

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

Professor Mihai Pop, of University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, recently co-authored a paper entitled Diarrhea in young children from low-income countries leads to large-scale alterations in intestinal microbiota composition. He took the time to speak with Gut Microbiota for Health about this study. Why is it important to understand what causes diarrhea? Our study is part of a…

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

Professor Mihai Pop, of University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, recently co-authored a paper entitled Diarrhea in young children from low-income countries leads to large-scale alterations in intestinal microbiota composition. He took the time to speak with Gut Microbiota for Health about this study. Why is it important to understand what causes diarrhea? Our study is part of a…

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

This research article published in Nature Biotechnology introduced a new method of segregating human gut metagenomics data into specific biological entities (e.g. microbial species or viruses) without the need for reference sequences.   Nielsen and collaborators developed a method based on binning co-abundant genes across a series of metagenomic samples. The method was tested on human gut microbiome samples from 396…

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

This research article published in Nature Biotechnology introduced a new method of segregating human gut metagenomics data into specific biological entities (e.g. microbial species or viruses) without the need for reference sequences.   Nielsen and collaborators developed a method based on binning co-abundant genes across a series of metagenomic samples. The method was tested on human gut microbiome samples from 396…

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

This article in Nature Communications addressed the much-debated issue of microbiota stability over time. The idea of a "tipping element" is a hat tip to the field of climate change research, where it means a threshold at which a small perturbation in one element can qualitatively change a system.   Here, Lahti and collaborators described a deep phylogenetic analysis of the…

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

This article in Nature Communications addressed the much-debated issue of microbiota stability over time. The idea of a "tipping element" is a hat tip to the field of climate change research, where it means a threshold at which a small perturbation in one element can qualitatively change a system.   Here, Lahti and collaborators described a deep phylogenetic analysis of the…

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

A study published in Nature Biotechnology in July 2014 showed that it was possible to segregate human gut metagenomics data into specific biological entities (e.g. microbial species) without the need for reference sequences. Henrik Bjørn Nielsen and Mathieu Almeida agreed to give us insights into their method, their main results, and how this could help clinicians in the future.   What…

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

A study published in Nature Biotechnology in July 2014 showed that it was possible to segregate human gut metagenomics data into specific biological entities (e.g. microbial species) without the need for reference sequences. Henrik Bjørn Nielsen and Mathieu Almeida agreed to give us insights into their method, their main results, and how this could help clinicians in the future.   What…

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

Prof. Philippe Sansonetti accepted to give us some feedback about the last international symposium about microbiota held in Collège de France. He invited us to focus about the host microbiome symbiosis using complementary approach to correlative metagenomics studies. 1) What was your motivation to organize a "college de France" symposium around the human microbiota? This year, my teaching at the…

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Prof. Philippe Sansonetti accepted to give us some feedback about the last international symposium about microbiota held in Collège de France. He invited us to focus about the host microbiome symbiosis using complementary approach to correlative metagenomics studies. 1) What was your motivation to organize a "college de France" symposium around the human microbiota? This year, my teaching at the…

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Eric Brown, Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia (Canada) recently gave a seminar as part of the Collège de France symposium: The Impact of Malnutrition on Host-Microbial Interactions in the Small Intestine. Afterward, he took the time to answer some questions about the event.     1) Can you give us a brief overview of your Collège de France…

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

Eric Brown, Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia (Canada) recently gave a seminar as part of the Collège de France symposium: The Impact of Malnutrition on Host-Microbial Interactions in the Small Intestine. Afterward, he took the time to answer some questions about the event.     1) Can you give us a brief overview of your Collège de France…

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. Philippe Sansonetti, current chair of microbiology and infectious diseases at Collège de France, hosted a Microbiome and Nutrition symposium in June, 2014. At the event, esteemed researchers exchanged ideas and presented microbiome research from all over the world. As one speaker described the symposium, "[It] was organized with the idea in mind to gather experts in the area 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. Philippe Sansonetti, current chair of microbiology and infectious diseases at Collège de France, hosted a Microbiome and Nutrition symposium in June, 2014. At the event, esteemed researchers exchanged ideas and presented microbiome research from all over the world. As one speaker described the symposium, "[It] was organized with the idea in mind to gather experts in the area 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