There is a growing interest in the role diet plays in behavior, yet current studies have yielded inconsistent results around directly linking the gut microbiome as the cause of certain behaviors such as anxiety, depression and autistic behavior. A recent study tries to tackle the question of whether the gut microbiome is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders.

Clostridioides difficile infection is the most frequent cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in the hospital setting that has increased in severity. This article looks at the risk factors for developing C. difficile-associated disease, the spectrum of manifestations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the occurrence of C. difficile infection.

You are probably familiar with the idea that an altered gut microbiota composition has been linked to a wide range of intestinal and extraintestinal conditions. Learn more about what science says are the best ways to take care of your gut microbiota.

Bioaccumulation: a new perspective in the drug-bug story

24 Jan 2022

by Konstantina Zafeiropoulou

In Western world, the incidence of autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases has been significantly increasing and also the use of non-antibiotic drugs for their treatment. Scientists at EMBL and Cambridge University elucidate how common drugs accumulate in gut bacteria and potentially reduce medication’s effectiveness.

As we look back, we can certainly say that 2021 has been a productive year for gut microbiome research. In this last post of the year, we bring you key articles from our blog and studies on major advances in the role of the gut microbiome in maintaining health and helping to manage gut and immune-related diseases. We will also look at the therapeutic potential of probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics for your clinical practice.