Posted 30th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
In the last decade, research has well established (relatively speaking) the impact of gut microbiota on host physiology and behaviour. We know that the gut and the brain communicate bidirectionally. The gut-brain axis includes nerval, endocrine and immunologic pathways. What is less well established is whether alterations in gut microbial composition can affect brain structure and function in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Posted 11th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
A large fraction of the microorganisms that constitute the human microbiome have remained uncultured. Some of the uncultured microbes have close relatives that have been cultured. However, there are also whole groups of microbes that don’t have relatives in culture.
Posted 6th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
One of the most powerful tools in science is the use of simple models that can represent a wide range of other similar systems.
Posted 26th February 2020 by Joshua Sewell
The vast majority of human-related microbiology focuses on bacteria – the human bacteriome. Frequently, the term “microbiome” is incorrectly confused with “bacteriome”. Advances in DNA sequencing and culturomics have opened the door on the human “mycobiome”, expanding interest beyond bacteria into fungal effects on multiple facets of human health.
Posted 10th February 2020 by Liv Sewell
Ahead of the Microbiome and Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum, Dr Monty Lyman takes us on a journey through the last decade of ground-breaking skin microbiome research, and peers ahead into the next.
Posted 9th December 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Some of the claims made about Probiotics can be hard to believe, and often even harder to reliably prove. However, the science surrounding the development of these products is exciting, and some of the more extraordinary claims can be quantified.
Here a few examples from some of the presentations at the Microbiome & Prebiotics Series: USA:
Posted 8th November 2019 by Joshua Sewell
The effect of sleep on the microbiome of the host has been a topic of interest among researchers for the past several years. Studies have yielded opposing results in how short sleep affects the microbiome. While some showed a significant change in Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio, others found no microbial change following short-term sleep restriction.
Posted 14th October 2019 by Jane Williams
Presented at this year’s Microbiome Series: Europe, these poster presentations are now available to download and share with your colleagues.