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‘Mycobiome’ research suggests antifungals, probiotics could treat Crohn’s disease

October 4, 2017
While recent efforts have improved the understanding of the gut microbiome’s role in inflammatory bowel disease, most research has focused on…
In the Journals

Fecal transplant improves metabolic syndrome in patients with greater initial microbial diversity

October 3, 2017
Fecal microbiota transplantation from lean donors provided short-term improvements in peripheral insulin sensitivity in about half of obese men with…

Microbiome therapy shows benefit in ulcerative colitis

October 2, 2017
SER-287, an oral microbiome treatment in development for inflammatory bowel disease, showed positive results in patients with ulcerative colitis in a…

Visbiome probiotic approved for IBS in Canada

September 28, 2017
Health Canada has approved the probiotic Visbiome as a Natural Health Product for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in adults and…
Meeting News

Studies explore microbiome’s link with diabetes, preterm births in minority populations

August 21, 2017
Studies designed to investigate the roles of gut microbiome among Hispanics with diabetes, as well as vaginal microbiome in preterm deliveries among…
Meeting News

NIH features early progress in understanding microbiome’s role in IBD

August 21, 2017
Last week at the NIH conference marking the culmination of the 10-year Human Microbiome Project, several researchers shared their early findings on…

Bacteria film location, consistency differs in healthy, cancerous colons

August 18, 2017
As colon cancer rates increase in the U.S., researchers are looking to gut microbiota to find early predictors, such as bacterial biofilms found on…
Meeting News

Controlled feeding studies show promise for evaluating diet-gut microbiome interactions

August 18, 2017
Controlled feeding studies may help researchers better understand the effects of diet on the gut microbial structure in association with risk for…
Meeting News

Microbiome research ethics looking at a ‘critical gap’

August 18, 2017
With a shift from observational to experimental research using human microbiomes, ethical questions associated with the research and use of…
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