Pr De Simone’s Blog, a Pioneer of the Gut Microbiota

Pr De Simone’s Blog, a Pioneer of the Gut Microbiota

Probiotics improve neurometabolic profile

Chronic liver disease is often caused by the hepatitis C virus and accompanied by neuropsychiatric complications called hepatic encephalopathy (HE). It can be a temporary or permanent condition and current treatments have some limitations in their efficacy and tolerability emphasizing the need for alternative therapies. There is increasing evidence that chronic liver [...]

CREGG 2020 replay available now

I had the opportunity to participate to the Cregg Forums last year, which is a must-attend update event for French gastroenterologists. This year again the program is very stimulating and let's see the positive side, the event being organized digitally, the replay is available until March 31, 2021. I think this [...]

Gut and brain working in synergy to fight autism

New evidences recognize the microbiota-gut-brain axis as a key modulator of neuropsychic health.  Interestingly, probiotics, recently named “psychobiotics”, may modulate brain activity and function. In this framework, Elisa Santocchi and colleagues wanted to understand if bacteriotherapy could be a valid strategy in autism, possibly improving the behavioral profiles of children with [...]

2022-02-16T16:38:42+01:00Autism, DSF|

Probiotics during pregnancy, intestinal health and well-being

Pregnancy is a very particular moment in a woman's life during which many functional and metabolic parameters are carefully monitored. Among others, blood glucose, gestational weight gain (GWG), and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus [GDM and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)] are constantly checked to avoid the risk of developing maternal pregnancy-related [...]

23 novel genera, emended description of the genus Lactobacillus

Since the description of the first Lactobacillus species, Lactobacillus delbrueckii, in 1901, over 260 species were assigned to this genus until March 2020. The availability of new DNA analysis tools over the years has shown that genus Lactobacillus was too diverse and did not conform to nomenclature conventions. According to several genetic approaches and phenotypic or ecologic [...]

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