Sepsis, a condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality, has been increasingly associated with the…
Researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen and the Maastricht University Medical Center have discovered how commonly used drugs affect the composition and metabolic activity of the gut microbiome, which in turn may increase the risk of certain disorders.
In this article, we take a look at some of the promise unlocked by microbiome research and investigate some of the challenges it faces in the future.
Rotavirus infection can result in severe-life threatening illness in some individuals, however, new research from a team at Georgia State University (GA, USA), has identified bacteria that could be used to prevent or cure this infection.
In this interview we speak to Pinaki Panigrahi about his work using probiotics as a preventative strategy against sepsis in neonates. In addition, he comments on the impact of probiotics for other infections and some of the skepticism surrounding some microbiome research.
Research published this week suggests a specific fungus is present in Clostridium difficile infections, potentially presenting a future therapeutic target.
A peek behind the paper – Andrew Brooks on ethnicity-associated microbiomes and personalized therapies
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘How could ethnicity-associated microbiomes contribute to personalized therapies?’, as we ask the authors about the factors that influence the microbiome composition, how these could be manipulated and the future of this field.
Intestinal bacteria, Akkermansia muciniphila, could limit the increase of cardiovascular risk factors according to findings from the first in-human study.
Researchers have shown that plant-foods, not just meats, can contribute to the transmission of antibiotic resistance to the gut microbiome.
Recent research has suggested that swimming in the ocean may alter the skin microbiome composition and lead to increased vulnerability of infection.