Gut Microbiota

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  Image: The tree of life made out of Nasonia microbes. (Robert Brucker/Vanderbilt) Science Magazine has recently published a study carried out by Dr. Robert Brucker and Dr. Seth R. Bordenstein from Vanderbilt University in Nashville (USA) that seems to provide clues reinforcing the “hologenome theory of evolution”. This research suggests that the gut microbiome may have a fundamental influence…

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  Image: The tree of life made out of Nasonia microbes. (Robert Brucker/Vanderbilt) Science Magazine has recently published a study carried out by Dr. Robert Brucker and Dr. Seth R. Bordenstein from Vanderbilt University in Nashville (USA) that seems to provide clues reinforcing the “hologenome theory of evolution”. This research suggests that the gut microbiome may have a fundamental influence…

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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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We have already explained that the bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract – the gut microbiota – carry out key functions in terms of people’s health. Among these tasks, this “organ” (as described by some scientists) plays an essential role in our body’s defences. A team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (USA) recently observed that the…

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We have already explained that the bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract – the gut microbiota – carry out key functions in terms of people’s health. Among these tasks, this “organ” (as described by some scientists) plays an essential role in our body’s defences. A team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (USA) recently observed that the…

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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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Research & Practice

The 2017 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit is quickly approaching! About 400 scientists and healthcare professionals (gastroenterologists, paediatricians, nutritionists and dieticians…) from five continents will converge in Paris (France) on March 11th and 12th for a unique educational experience focused on gut microbiota science. The publishing team of Gut Microbiota for Health is preparing for an intensive weekend of…

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The 2017 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit is quickly approaching! About 400 scientists and healthcare professionals (gastroenterologists, paediatricians, nutritionists and dieticians…) from five continents will converge in Paris (France) on March 11th and 12th for a unique educational experience focused on gut microbiota science. The publishing team of Gut Microbiota for Health is preparing for an intensive weekend of…

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A recent study led by Dr. Jun Sun (Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA) has found that butyrate, a bacterial metabolic by-product, may normalize the intestinal environment, including gut microbiota composition, and increase life span in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In humans, ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a neurodegenerative disease in…

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

A recent study led by Dr. Jun Sun (Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA) has found that butyrate, a bacterial metabolic by-product, may normalize the intestinal environment, including gut microbiota composition, and increase life span in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In humans, ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a neurodegenerative disease in…

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

Previous research has shown that the gut microbiota may have a role in the pathogenesis of immune-related diseases involving chronic inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and others. A recent review, led by Dr. Hai Lu from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The Third Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University in Guangzhou (China), discusses the existing…

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

Previous research has shown that the gut microbiota may have a role in the pathogenesis of immune-related diseases involving chronic inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and others. A recent review, led by Dr. Hai Lu from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The Third Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University in Guangzhou (China), discusses the existing…

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

On November 24th 2016, the Gairdner Foundation and the Farncombe Institute at McMaster University (Canada) held a joint symposium, “The Intestinal Microbiome: Beyond Associations and into the Clinic”. The meeting was organized by Dr. Stephen Collins, director of the Farncombe Institute, and Dr. Janet Rossant, President and Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, and featured leading experts in the microbiome…

Heather Galipeau
Heather Galipeau is a Research Associate at McMaster University (Canada) where she is researching dietary and microbial interactions in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from McMaster University in Elena Verdu’s lab, during which she found that the small intestinal microbial background influences the degree of immuno-pathology triggered by dietary antigens, such as gluten.

On November 24th 2016, the Gairdner Foundation and the Farncombe Institute at McMaster University (Canada) held a joint symposium, “The Intestinal Microbiome: Beyond Associations and into the Clinic”. The meeting was organized by Dr. Stephen Collins, director of the Farncombe Institute, and Dr. Janet Rossant, President and Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, and featured leading experts in the microbiome…

Heather Galipeau
Heather Galipeau is a Research Associate at McMaster University (Canada) where she is researching dietary and microbial interactions in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from McMaster University in Elena Verdu’s lab, during which she found that the small intestinal microbial background influences the degree of immuno-pathology triggered by dietary antigens, such as gluten.

Gut Microbiota for Health is delighted to share its “Year at a Glance 2016” document, which wraps-up the important achievements and discoveries in gut microbiota science in 2016! In a field that moves forward so rapidly, it can be difficult to keep up with all the scientific developments; in this “Best of 2016” report we recall the year's key concepts…

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Gut Microbiota for Health is delighted to share its “Year at a Glance 2016” document, which wraps-up the important achievements and discoveries in gut microbiota science in 2016! In a field that moves forward so rapidly, it can be difficult to keep up with all the scientific developments; in this “Best of 2016” report we recall the year's key concepts…

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