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A Nature Medicine paper by Hitesh S Deshmukh and colleagues from the Division of Neonatology, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsilvania, USA reports an important aspect to the use of antibiotics in the integrity of the immune system in the newborn. Neonatal colonization by microbes, which begins immediately after birth, is influenced by gestational age and the mother’s microbiota and is modified (among others) by exposure to antibiotics. In neonates, prolonged duration of antibiotic therapy is associated with increased risk of late-onset sepsis, a disorder controlled by neutrophils. A role for the microbiota in regulating neutrophil development and susceptibility to sepsis in the neonate was investigated in pregnant mice exposed to…

The World Gastroenterology Organisation has designated May 29, 2014 as this year’s World Digestive Health Day (WDHD). On this occasion, professionals across the globe will highlight gut health for the public and bring awareness to the profession of gastroenterology. Since so much of the important research in the field is converging around microbes, this year’s WDHD topic is “Gut Microbes — Importance in Health and Disease”. According to WDHD chair Prof. Francisco Guarner, gastroenterologists have a special role in making sure this research translates into practice. See Prof. Guarner’s video interview from the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit 2014:   More content is available on the World Gastroenterology Organisation website…

Dr. Tomas de Wouters covered #GMFH2014 the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit which took place from March 8th to March 9th, 2014 in Miami. We have asked him his feedback on the event. You can follow Tomas here on…

The workshop entitled "Model Systems to Understand Microbiota-host Interactions" took place in Durham University on April 23-24th 2014. It has been organized by David Weinkove and sponsored by the BBSRC and Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute.…

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A Nature Medicine paper by Hitesh S Deshmukh and colleagues from the Division of Neonatology, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsilvania, USA reports an important aspect to the use of antibiotics in the integrity of the immune system in the newborn. Neonatal colonization by microbes, which begins immediately after birth, is influenced by gestational age and the mother’s microbiota and is modified (among others) by exposure to antibiotics. In neonates, prolonged duration of antibiotic therapy is associated with increased risk of late-onset sepsis, a disorder controlled by neutrophils. A role for the microbiota in regulating neutrophil development and susceptibility to sepsis in the neonate was investigated in pregnant mice exposed to…

The World Gastroenterology Organisation has designated May 29, 2014 as this year’s World Digestive Health Day (WDHD). On this occasion, professionals across the globe will highlight gut health for the public and bring awareness to the profession of gastroenterology. Since so much of the important research in the field is converging around microbes, this year’s WDHD topic is “Gut Microbes — Importance in Health and Disease”. According to WDHD chair Prof. Francisco Guarner, gastroenterologists have a special role in making sure this research translates into practice. See Prof. Guarner’s video interview from the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit 2014:   More content is available on the World Gastroenterology Organisation website…

Dr. Tomas de Wouters covered #GMFH2014 the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit which took place from March 8th to March 9th, 2014 in Miami. We have asked him his feedback on the event. You can follow Tomas here on…

The workshop entitled "Model Systems to Understand Microbiota-host Interactions" took place in Durham University on April 23-24th 2014. It has been organized by David Weinkove and sponsored by the BBSRC and Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute.…

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