Meeting News

Antibiotic use in preterm infants harms gut microbiome, contributes to resistance

August 18, 2017
Approximately 99% of infants who are born with very low birth weight receive antibiotics within the first 2 days of life, contributing to antibiotic
Meeting News

Microbiome may help predict risk for preterm birth

August 17, 2017
The unique microbiome in the female reproductive tract may eventually be used to predict a woman’s probability of giving birth prematurely…

NIH conference highlights advances, next steps in understanding the microbiome

August 17, 2017
This year marks the 10th and final year of the Human Microbiome Project, a program run by the NIH Common Fund that began in 2007 with the goal of…

NIDDK awards $1.9 million to study protein’s role in IBD, colon cancer

August 4, 2017
Researchers from the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center will study how NHE8, a protein that absorbs sodium in the gut…

Endocrine Society statement addresses obesity mechanisms

July 2, 2017
The Endocrine Society is calling on researchers to address the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight loss in…

Clinical trial to prevent recurrent C. difficile infection underway

June 30, 2017
Patients have begun enrolling into Crestovo’s PRISM 3 clinical trial to evaluate their orally administered microbiome therapy CP101 for the…

8 highlights in GI: Alzheimer’s, exercise, obesity and autism

June 23, 2017
June has proven to be a month of hot topics in gastroenterology news, with significant advances in therapeutics, disease prevention and the…

Gut microbiome therapies show promise for treating autism

June 20, 2017
Therapies that target the gut microbiome through diet, prebiotics, probiotics, antibiotics or fecal microbiota transplantation could effectively…
In the Journals

Microbiome ‘fingerprint’ shows donor microbes persist in fecal transplant recipients

June 16, 2017
Specific microbial strains from donors colonized and persisted for up to 2 years in patients who received fecal microbiota transplantation for…
In the Journals

Prebiotic fiber supplement reduces body fat in overweight children by altering gut microbiome

June 8, 2017
Overweight and obese children had significant reductions in body fat after taking a prebiotic fiber supplement in a randomized controlled trial. The…