Captura-de-pantalla-2012-10-08-a-las-16.08.411Many articles about gut microbiota have been appearing in mainstream media in the near past and important newspapers and magazines such as The Huffington Post, The Economist, The New York Times and The Guardian, among others, have recently addressed this subject. Something similar is happening in the scientific community, as more and more experts are keeping a close eye on this topic. For that reason, the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM), publisher of the site you are currently visiting, has launched the first web platform dedicated to the gut microbiota and created especially for science and healthcare professionals.

What can you find in the expert’s platform?

The Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange is an independent platform that allows experts to share research news and discuss recent findings about this topic. It addresses different interconnected areas related to gut microbiota (such as digestive health, immune function, metabolic conditions, gut-brain axis and nutrition, among others), providing selected content from a variety of quality sources ranging from scientific literature and traditional media to social media, private companies and governments.

How does it work?

Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange is an open and participatory forum. In addition to providing summaries of recent publications, this platform draws on users’ contributions, which are subject to approval of an editorial board. Although reading content is possible for everyone, users willing to participate in the discussions and to contribute to the platform need to register following a simple and free of charge process.

Why a different platform apart from the Gut Microbiota World Watch?

Gut Microbiota World Watch and Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange have been developed to meet the different needs of different audiences. While our platform’s goal is to spread knowledge and understanding of gut microbiota among media and society in general, the Expert’s Exchange web is the perfect place for healthcare professionals and scientists willing to share information and debate with peers the most recent findings about the booming area of gut microbiota.

As experts in the field of gut microbiota, we welcome the development of these two platforms as they provide a trustful source for information, no matter the level of complexity and detail wanted, and they will undoubtedly help to expand the knowledge of this fascinating topic in society.