Le blog d'un pionnier du microbiote intestinal:/Microbiota

And psychiatrists discovered the microbiota

The modalities with which the organism establishes its behaviour in the environment that surrounds it also passes through the intestine; this notion was hypothesized but still not confirmed based on the existing interconnections between the vagus nerve, the immune system, short-chain fatty acids and tryptophan. From an evolution standpoint, the babies [...]

Intervening on the intestinal bacterial flora to prevent hepatosteatosis

The well-known problem related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is of significant incidence in obese individuals and often with an unstoppable evolution into cirrhosis and fibrosis, even in neoplasia. The study of this phenomenon over the years has highlighted a possible trigger of the pathology by environmental, genetic and metabolic factors, [...]

Does the treatment of obesity and diabetes go through the intestine? 1

In this paper from Harvard, the group led by Ronald Kahn wondered why obesity and diabetes were associated with increased rates of anxiety and depression, suspecting intestinal function involvement.To understand the relationship between the gut microbiome and brain insulin resistance in these disorders, Kahn's study evaluated behaviors and insulin action in brain [...]

Eat healthy to fight depression

The link between mood and diet is well known but no study had formally demonstrated it. This is done now with SMILES, an Australian study conducted on 67 patients who were on anti-depressants or psychotherapy, with moderate to severe depression according to the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Scale.1 Over a 12 week period, [...]

GFNG 2017: A growing interest for the intestinal microbiota

Following the French Group of Neuro-Gastroenterology meeting which took place in Nantes on June 22nd and 23rd, I am pleased to see that researchers, clinicians and gastroenterologists have an increasing interest in the intestinal microbiota, whose mechanisms on gastrointestinal pathologies and other health problems are currently being assessed. GFNG main theme of [...]

Stroke: Modulation of a genetic predisposition by the microbiota

An international team of researchers led by Mark Kahn of the University of Pennsylvania has recently demonstrated the link between the intestinal flora and the formation of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations responsible for strokes and seizures. Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular lesions of the central nervous system that affect about one in [...]