Amino acids link gut microbiome to obesity

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in our blood can be connected to both obesity and the composition of the gut microbiome. Increasing number of research studies indicate that our gut microbiome does play an important role in our… Continue reading Amino acids link gut microbiome to obesity

Metformin influences gut microbiome

A recent study at Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Girona indicates thatcontrol of blood glucose by metformin is achieved partly through modulation of the gut microbiota. Results of the study are published in journal Nature Medicine. Fredrik Bäckhed’s research group at Sahlgrenska Academy has previously shown that the gut microbiota is altered in patients with… Continue reading Metformin influences gut microbiome

ResistoMap developed to track world wide microbial drug resistance

Scientists from the Federal Research and Clinical Center of Physical-Chemical Medicine, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Data Laboratory have created the ResistoMap, an interactive visualization of gut resistome. Gut resistome is human gut microbiota potential to resist antibiotics and includes the set of all antibiotic resistance genes in the genomes of human… Continue reading ResistoMap developed to track world wide microbial drug resistance

Role of diet and gut microbiome in the major depressive disorder

An international group of researchers headed by André Carvalho has published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic a paper that provides new data and prospects for the links between the intestinal flora and several disorders, notably depression. Persistent low-grade immune-inflammatory processes, oxidative and nitrosative stress and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation are integral to the pathophysiology of the major… Continue reading Role of diet and gut microbiome in the major depressive disorder