Tag Archives: Microbiota

It is the first conference dedicated to the microbiota in cancer with the participation of key opinion leaders from all over the world chaired by Giovanni Apolone and Riccardo Valdagni, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan. Among the topics: host-microbiota interaction, role of microbiota in tumor growth, association between microbiota and inflammation, role of microbiota in the response to immuno-, radio-  and chemotherapy. Attendees:…

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It is the first conference dedicated to the microbiota in cancer with the participation of key opinion leaders from all over the world chaired by Giovanni Apolone and Riccardo Valdagni, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan. Among the topics: host-microbiota interaction, role of microbiota in tumor growth, association between microbiota and inflammation, role of microbiota in the response to immuno-, radio-  and chemotherapy. Attendees:…

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Celiac disease is a common food sensitivity triggered by gluten and its incidence is rising at an alarming rate. The reasons for this are not fully understood but suggestions are that they relate to changes in gut microbial composition or function. As part of previous research into gluten digestion processes, Dr. Alberto Caminero of  McMaster University (Canada) had described a…

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.

Celiac disease is a common food sensitivity triggered by gluten and its incidence is rising at an alarming rate. The reasons for this are not fully understood but suggestions are that they relate to changes in gut microbial composition or function. As part of previous research into gluten digestion processes, Dr. Alberto Caminero of  McMaster University (Canada) had described a…

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.

The intestinal barrier is the first line of defense against pathogens and antigens in the gut and it encompasses both physical and chemical properties. However, little is known about its critical function for maintaining health and how barrier function is influenced by the microbiota under healthy conditions or in physiological states. Have a look at our new Gut Microbiota for…

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The intestinal barrier is the first line of defense against pathogens and antigens in the gut and it encompasses both physical and chemical properties. However, little is known about its critical function for maintaining health and how barrier function is influenced by the microbiota under healthy conditions or in physiological states. Have a look at our new Gut Microbiota for…

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'Feeding the microbiota' is the theme of the 3rd Symposium GE-VD, which will be held on February 8th 2018 at the Auditoire Marcel Jenny – Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). The conference will focus on the increasing interest in the gut-brain communication and the role of nutrition in neuro-hormonal pathways originating from the gut. "A better understanding of the association between…

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'Feeding the microbiota' is the theme of the 3rd Symposium GE-VD, which will be held on February 8th 2018 at the Auditoire Marcel Jenny – Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). The conference will focus on the increasing interest in the gut-brain communication and the role of nutrition in neuro-hormonal pathways originating from the gut. "A better understanding of the association between…

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The 5th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota which will be held in Berlin, Germany on October 26-27, 2017. To elaborate this new edition, the scientific committee took on consideration the conclusion of the past meeting which was held at Institut Pasteur, Paris in October 2016 and the valuable remarks and conclusion presented by Pr Peter Konturek. A “Call for Abstracts”…

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The 5th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota which will be held in Berlin, Germany on October 26-27, 2017. To elaborate this new edition, the scientific committee took on consideration the conclusion of the past meeting which was held at Institut Pasteur, Paris in October 2016 and the valuable remarks and conclusion presented by Pr Peter Konturek. A “Call for Abstracts”…

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Plant roots and mucosal surfaces of animals are colonized by complex and diverse microbial communities that include bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses and protozooa (microbiota). In both animals and plants, the microbiota contribute to many beneficial processes in the host including nutrition acquisition, optimal cellular development and defense against pathogenic microbes. The goal of this workshop is to bring together the…

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Plant roots and mucosal surfaces of animals are colonized by complex and diverse microbial communities that include bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses and protozooa (microbiota). In both animals and plants, the microbiota contribute to many beneficial processes in the host including nutrition acquisition, optimal cellular development and defense against pathogenic microbes. The goal of this workshop is to bring together the…

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‘The Secret World Inside You’ explores the rapidly evolving science that is revealing the complexities of the human microbiome and reshaping our ideas about human health, offering new perspectives on common health problems including allergies, asthma, and obesity. ‘The Secret World Inside You’  -'Un Mundo Dentro de Ti' in Spanish- is presented in the Temporary Exhibitions room of UNIVERSUM, Science Museum…

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‘The Secret World Inside You’ explores the rapidly evolving science that is revealing the complexities of the human microbiome and reshaping our ideas about human health, offering new perspectives on common health problems including allergies, asthma, and obesity. ‘The Secret World Inside You’  -'Un Mundo Dentro de Ti' in Spanish- is presented in the Temporary Exhibitions room of UNIVERSUM, Science Museum…

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“Free” diets are in fashion. In supermarkets tens of products labeled gluten-free or lactose-free can be easily found; there are more and more cafes, ice-cream shops, bakeries, restaurants offering special menus, where those two components have been banished. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, celiac disease affects 1 in 100 people worldwide; in the case of lactose intolerance, it is…

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“Free” diets are in fashion. In supermarkets tens of products labeled gluten-free or lactose-free can be easily found; there are more and more cafes, ice-cream shops, bakeries, restaurants offering special menus, where those two components have been banished. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, celiac disease affects 1 in 100 people worldwide; in the case of lactose intolerance, it is…

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Previous research has shown that the gut microbiome could influence cancer outcomes through its interaction with host immunity. Indeed, mouse studies have shown the anti-cancer effects of chemotherapeutic drugs such as cyclophosphamide and celecoxib could be mediated by commensal species. However, the mechanisms by which gut microbial communities influence response to chemotherapeutic drugs remains poorly understood. Two recent studies using…

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 microbiome could influence cancer outcomes through its interaction with host immunity. Indeed, mouse studies have shown the anti-cancer effects of chemotherapeutic drugs such as cyclophosphamide and celecoxib could be mediated by commensal species. However, the mechanisms by which gut microbial communities influence response to chemotherapeutic drugs remains poorly understood. Two recent studies using…

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

Blurred or double vision; numbness in the arms, legs, or face; problems with balance when walking. These are some of the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease that affects 2.3 million people worldwide, most of whom are women around 30 years old. There is currently no cure—nor are the causes known. We do know,…

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

Blurred or double vision; numbness in the arms, legs, or face; problems with balance when walking. These are some of the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease that affects 2.3 million people worldwide, most of whom are women around 30 years old. There is currently no cure—nor are the causes known. We do know,…

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