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One year at a glance is the compilation of the most relevant and popular content on gut microbiota as published on the GMFH website.   The topic is rapidly growing across all fields of expertise and questions it raises are endless. It seems that hardly a day goes without gut microbiota being related to the health status (enterotypes, second genotype, ageing),…

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One year at a glance is the compilation of the most relevant and popular content on gut microbiota as published on the GMFH website.   The topic is rapidly growing across all fields of expertise and questions it raises are endless. It seems that hardly a day goes without gut microbiota being related to the health status (enterotypes, second genotype, ageing),…

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Dr. Karen Scott, of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen (UK), tells us about probiotics and prebiotics and discusses what they are, how they differ from each other, how they alter our microbiota and the benefits they provide. “Most people know what a probiotic is, but there is a lot less understanding of prebiotics”,…

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Dr. Karen Scott, of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen (UK), tells us about probiotics and prebiotics and discusses what they are, how they differ from each other, how they alter our microbiota and the benefits they provide. “Most people know what a probiotic is, but there is a lot less understanding of prebiotics”,…

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Today, we would like to share with you an excellent animation published by NPR and created by Benjamin Arthur. Entitled “Exploring The Invisible Universe That Lives On Us — And In Us”, it explains the universe of bacterial life moving around inside us in a fun and attractive way. Take a look at this surprising video which, guided by Rob Stein, helps us understand the importance…

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Today, we would like to share with you an excellent animation published by NPR and created by Benjamin Arthur. Entitled “Exploring The Invisible Universe That Lives On Us — And In Us”, it explains the universe of bacterial life moving around inside us in a fun and attractive way. Take a look at this surprising video which, guided by Rob Stein, helps us understand the importance…

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We interviewed Prof. Paul O’Toole, Senior Lecturer at University College Cork, to discuss bacterial colonisation, or how bacteria reach the digestive tract from birth. The kind of birth, the family environment and food are some of the factors that initially influence the development of the gut microbiota, explains Prof. O’Toole. With time, the microbiota stabilises (except when we are affected…

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We interviewed Prof. Paul O’Toole, Senior Lecturer at University College Cork, to discuss bacterial colonisation, or how bacteria reach the digestive tract from birth. The kind of birth, the family environment and food are some of the factors that initially influence the development of the gut microbiota, explains Prof. O’Toole. With time, the microbiota stabilises (except when we are affected…

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Some months ago, California welcomed the TEDxCaltech: The Brain conference, where experts from different areas discussed a range of issues about the brain and the future of neuroscience. At one of the sessions, Elaine Hsiao, PhD in Microbiology from the California Institute of Technology, discussed the relationship between the microbiota, the human brain and behaviour. During her speech, Dr. Hsiao presented…

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Some months ago, California welcomed the TEDxCaltech: The Brain conference, where experts from different areas discussed a range of issues about the brain and the future of neuroscience. At one of the sessions, Elaine Hsiao, PhD in Microbiology from the California Institute of Technology, discussed the relationship between the microbiota, the human brain and behaviour. During her speech, Dr. Hsiao presented…

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Functional disorders are those in which the parameters of analyses and tests are normal, even though people may be suffering from pain or other symptoms. According to what Prof. Magnus Simren, chairman of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Committee, tells us in this interview, this kind of disorder frequently affects the digestive system. This video discusses the relationship that…

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Functional disorders are those in which the parameters of analyses and tests are normal, even though people may be suffering from pain or other symptoms. According to what Prof. Magnus Simren, chairman of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Committee, tells us in this interview, this kind of disorder frequently affects the digestive system. This video discusses the relationship that…

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As we explained in one of the first posts on this blog, the American  National Institutesof Health (NIH) launched a five-year initiative in 2008 aimed at studying the ins and outs of the human microbiome to “characterize microbial communities found at multiple human body sites and look for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health”. Today, we’d like…

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As we explained in one of the first posts on this blog, the American  National Institutesof Health (NIH) launched a five-year initiative in 2008 aimed at studying the ins and outs of the human microbiome to “characterize microbial communities found at multiple human body sites and look for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health”. Today, we’d like…

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“You are not human, you are a walking bacterial colony,” says the Belgian researcher Jeroen Raes, from the Flanders Institute of Biology, in this video from TEDxBrussels. Raes discusses issues that go from the gut microbiota’s size to its functions, as well as its relationship with some of the most prevalent diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. A video that…

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“You are not human, you are a walking bacterial colony,” says the Belgian researcher Jeroen Raes, from the Flanders Institute of Biology, in this video from TEDxBrussels. Raes discusses issues that go from the gut microbiota’s size to its functions, as well as its relationship with some of the most prevalent diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. A video that…

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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 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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Professor Joël Doré, Head of Research at the Unit for the Ecology and Physiology of the Digestive System at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA), already explained why the term ‘microflora’ or ‘gut flora’ has been replaced by ‘gut microbiota’. This time, Prof. Doré focuses on the composition of gut microbiota,…

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Professor Joël Doré, Head of Research at the Unit for the Ecology and Physiology of the Digestive System at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA), already explained why the term ‘microflora’ or ‘gut flora’ has been replaced by ‘gut microbiota’. This time, Prof. Doré focuses on the composition of gut microbiota,…

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