A recent review, led by Dr. Purnima S. Kumar from the Division of Periodontology at College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University in Columbus (USA), examines the role of periodontal pathobionts in initiating or exacerbating systemic diseases.

A recent study, led by Dr. Wendy A. Henderson from the National Institute of Nursing Research at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda (USA), and co-authored by Research Fellow Dr. Nicolaas Fourie, has found that the oral microbiota could be a useful source of information in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).