Gut Microbiota

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Last July, microbiologist Dr. Jonathan Eisen gave an illuminating speech at TEDMed where he explained the importance of our microbial community. “Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes, he explained, both the pathogens that make us sick and the “good” microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy”. Jonathan Eisen studies the ecology and evolution…

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Last July, microbiologist Dr. Jonathan Eisen gave an illuminating speech at TEDMed where he explained the importance of our microbial community. “Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes, he explained, both the pathogens that make us sick and the “good” microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy”. Jonathan Eisen studies the ecology and evolution…

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For a large portion of society it is still unknown that a whole universe of life forms is active within our intestines, receiving the name of gut microbiota. The tens of trillions of bacteria composing this living community form together what is currently considered by experts as a “new organ” carrying out specific functions which are key to maintaining an…

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For a large portion of society it is still unknown that a whole universe of life forms is active within our intestines, receiving the name of gut microbiota. The tens of trillions of bacteria composing this living community form together what is currently considered by experts as a “new organ” carrying out specific functions which are key to maintaining an…

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We are proud to launch today the first public information service about gut microbiota: the Gut Microbiota World Watch. Thanks to the support of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (member of the United European Gastroenterology), we will work as an international information and education center aimed at disseminating to society cutting-edge findings…

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We are proud to launch today the first public information service about gut microbiota: the Gut Microbiota World Watch. Thanks to the support of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (member of the United European Gastroenterology), we will work as an international information and education center aimed at disseminating to society cutting-edge findings…

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Did you know that we can find more than 100 trillion of good bacteria in our body? According to a study carried out by more than 80 universities and 200 researchers, humans are made up of more microbes than human cells. Although these figures show us the importance of microbes in our health, the knowledge in that field remained largely…

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Did you know that we can find more than 100 trillion of good bacteria in our body? According to a study carried out by more than 80 universities and 200 researchers, humans are made up of more microbes than human cells. Although these figures show us the importance of microbes in our health, the knowledge in that field remained largely…

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Many articles about gut microbiota have been appearing in mainstream media in the near past and important newspapers and magazines such as The Huffington Post, The Economist, The New York Times and The Guardian, among others, have recently addressed this subject. Something similar is happening in the scientific community, as more and more experts are keeping a close eye on…

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Many articles about gut microbiota have been appearing in mainstream media in the near past and important newspapers and magazines such as The Huffington Post, The Economist, The New York Times and The Guardian, among others, have recently addressed this subject. Something similar is happening in the scientific community, as more and more experts are keeping a close eye on…

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Research & Practice

It has been reported that nitrate-containing compounds found in certain foods—typically, processed meats, leafy vegetables, chocolate and some wines—as well as food preservatives and nitrate-containing drugs may trigger migraines as a side effect, but the possible mechanistic connection between nitrates, gut microbiome and the likelihood of experiencing migraines is unknown. A recent study, led by Rob Knight from the Department…

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

It has been reported that nitrate-containing compounds found in certain foods—typically, processed meats, leafy vegetables, chocolate and some wines—as well as food preservatives and nitrate-containing drugs may trigger migraines as a side effect, but the possible mechanistic connection between nitrates, gut microbiome and the likelihood of experiencing migraines is unknown. A recent study, led by Rob Knight from the Department…

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

In both mice and humans the gut microbiota exhibits a circadian rhythm and it may be perturbed following circadian misalignment. Previous research has found that the circadian clock of the host may elicit responses from the circadian clocks of commensal gut bacteria. Although changes to the gut microbiota have been linked to the metabolic disturbances that occur after sleep deprivation…

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

In both mice and humans the gut microbiota exhibits a circadian rhythm and it may be perturbed following circadian misalignment. Previous research has found that the circadian clock of the host may elicit responses from the circadian clocks of commensal gut bacteria. Although changes to the gut microbiota have been linked to the metabolic disturbances that occur after sleep deprivation…

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

Measuring bacterial composition is relatively straightforward with currently available tools, but scientists so far understand little about the factors contributing to successful colonization and a stable microbiota composition at any point in time. Researchers from the University of Oregon in Eugene (USA) recently published a study that used zebrafish as a vertebrate model for investigating bacterial competition in the gut.…

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

Measuring bacterial composition is relatively straightforward with currently available tools, but scientists so far understand little about the factors contributing to successful colonization and a stable microbiota composition at any point in time. Researchers from the University of Oregon in Eugene (USA) recently published a study that used zebrafish as a vertebrate model for investigating bacterial competition in the gut.…

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 previous study by Reijnders et al. has added to the body of research calling into question some direct and simple associations found between the gut microbiota and metabolic disorders. Now a recent study, led by Dr. Nicola Santoro from the Department of Paediatrics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (USA), has found that the gut microbiota of obese…

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 previous study by Reijnders et al. has added to the body of research calling into question some direct and simple associations found between the gut microbiota and metabolic disorders. Now a recent study, led by Dr. Nicola Santoro from the Department of Paediatrics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (USA), has found that the gut microbiota of obese…

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

The 6th edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit will be held in Paris, France, on March 11 & 12, 2017. After the success of the previous editions, held in Evian, Madrid, Miami and Barcelona, the world’s leading experts in gut microbiota will meet in four months to discuss the latest research about the bacteria found in our guts and the important role…

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The 6th edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit will be held in Paris, France, on March 11 & 12, 2017. After the success of the previous editions, held in Evian, Madrid, Miami and Barcelona, the world’s leading experts in gut microbiota will meet in four months to discuss the latest research about the bacteria found in our guts and the important role…

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