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Most of us want to lower our cardiometabolic (CM) risk* in order to live long and healthy lives; that is, we want to have what doctors define as a low risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. What is the relationship between our gut microbiota and our cardiometabolic risk? Little is known so far, but the study we are sharing…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Most of us want to lower our cardiometabolic (CM) risk* in order to live long and healthy lives; that is, we want to have what doctors define as a low risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. What is the relationship between our gut microbiota and our cardiometabolic risk? Little is known so far, but the study we are sharing…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

In Canada, 3,500 children and their families are part of the CHILD Cohort Study, which is a large research project that is figuring out how the human microbiome influences our health.

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In Canada, 3,500 children and their families are part of the CHILD Cohort Study, which is a large research project that is figuring out how the human microbiome influences our health.

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From the moment we are conceived until we are 1000 days old, nutrition and gut microbiota play an essential role in laying the foundations of our health later in life.

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

From the moment we are conceived until we are 1000 days old, nutrition and gut microbiota play an essential role in laying the foundations of our health later in life.

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

An interview with Dr. Rob Knight, founding Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation at the University of California San Diego, on the occasion of World Microbiome Day 2019, discussing how microbes could help mitigate the rise in antibiotic resistance.

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

An interview with Dr. Rob Knight, founding Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation at the University of California San Diego, on the occasion of World Microbiome Day 2019, discussing how microbes could help mitigate the rise in antibiotic resistance.

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

This infographic lets you find out more about Lactobacillus, one of gut microbiota’s main microorganisms, along with information on how it functions and in which foods it is present.

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This infographic lets you find out more about Lactobacillus, one of gut microbiota’s main microorganisms, along with information on how it functions and in which foods it is present.

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Research & Practice

The baseline microbiota may explain why the response to exogenous interventions that target gut microbes shows high intra- and inter-individual variability. Among the factors that can drive a perturbed gut microbiota composition, the profound effect of antibiotics have been widely studied. However, microbiome responses to antibiotics and their long-lasting effects on the host remain poorly characterized. A new mice study,…

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The baseline microbiota may explain why the response to exogenous interventions that target gut microbes shows high intra- and inter-individual variability. Among the factors that can drive a perturbed gut microbiota composition, the profound effect of antibiotics have been widely studied. However, microbiome responses to antibiotics and their long-lasting effects on the host remain poorly characterized. A new mice study,…

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Humans are creatures of habit - we tend to wake up, feel hungry, and fall asleep at the same time every day. We owe this tendency to our circadian rhythms - 24 hour cycles that are present in the biological processes of most living beings. These cycles are generated by “clock genes,” which influence most of our organs and cells,…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Humans are creatures of habit - we tend to wake up, feel hungry, and fall asleep at the same time every day. We owe this tendency to our circadian rhythms - 24 hour cycles that are present in the biological processes of most living beings. These cycles are generated by “clock genes,” which influence most of our organs and cells,…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Alcoholic hepatitis is considered to be a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease with a high mortality rate in the first 1 to 6 months after diagnosis. The overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis—a member of the healthy human gut microbiome that can flourish due to gastric acid suppression and after antibiotic treatment and which is involved in nosocomial infections—has been…

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Alcoholic hepatitis is considered to be a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease with a high mortality rate in the first 1 to 6 months after diagnosis. The overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis—a member of the healthy human gut microbiome that can flourish due to gastric acid suppression and after antibiotic treatment and which is involved in nosocomial infections—has been…

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One way by which the gut microbiome shapes host physiology is by modulating immune responses. Although the effects of commensal microorganisms on the immune system have been studied under disease states, as have their effects on vaccine responses in healthy individuals, their causal contribution in human immunity is limited. A new study, led by Dr. Bali Pulendran from Stanford University…

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One way by which the gut microbiome shapes host physiology is by modulating immune responses. Although the effects of commensal microorganisms on the immune system have been studied under disease states, as have their effects on vaccine responses in healthy individuals, their causal contribution in human immunity is limited. A new study, led by Dr. Bali Pulendran from Stanford University…

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Antibiotics are known for their capacity to perturb the structure of the gut microbiome, with subsequent complications that go beyond the gastrointestinal tract. How host and gut microbiome-related factors modulate antibiotic susceptibility, however, is poorly understood. As a result, scientists still struggle to understand why some gut bacteria are sensitive to antibiotics while a fraction of them survive treatment. New…

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Antibiotics are known for their capacity to perturb the structure of the gut microbiome, with subsequent complications that go beyond the gastrointestinal tract. How host and gut microbiome-related factors modulate antibiotic susceptibility, however, is poorly understood. As a result, scientists still struggle to understand why some gut bacteria are sensitive to antibiotics while a fraction of them survive treatment. New…

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