Do you know this island off the Pacific named Microbiota? It is to these imaginary lands that the book "Voyage au centre du microbiote" takes us to understand the microbiota in its entirety. A comic book on the scientific concepts of microbiota « Voyage au centre du microbiote » is a comic book that marks a collaboration between INSERM* - as scientific advisor - and the Delcourt publishing house. It is written by the author duo FäSt and drawn by Héloïse Chochois. This book, in the style of an adventure novel (with a rather banal storyline), provides a popularized understanding of [...]
What are the impacts of Humans on the microbiome? According to Peixoto and his team of researchers, "impacts of Humans can disrupt healthy microbiomes, causing dysbiosis characterised by loss of diversity, evenness and homeostasis, and increased prevalence of microbes, hypermutation and antimicrobial resistance. This can result in: Disrupted ecosystems, The outbreaks of pests ans pathogens, Increased risk of disease. Microbiome stewardship can exploit the microbiome given that these microbial communities are key members of the holobiont, connect all entities in the ecosystem, respond rapidly to manipulation with immediate effects and are easier to manipulate than macro-organisms. The use of probiotics or [...]
If Bacillus had an identity card, what would it look like?
Alcohol is part of many social events: there is often a good reason to drink! However, it seems that we are not all equal in terms of its effects... And we will not develop the same disorders either. And this would depend in part on the composition of the intestinal microbiota. At least that is what a recent study has revealed. Clinical trial points to role of microbiota in alcohol consumption A team of researchers from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid has investigated the role that the gut microbiota could potentially play in alcohol consumption. For this purpose, 507 students participated [...]
Holobiont... A mysterious term that has been emerging for the last ten years. What is its meaning? Humans, animals, plants.... We all have one thing in common: we are made up of a wide variety of micro-organisms (bacteria, yeast, viruses, fungi, etc.). We are "Jamais seul" (never alone), as Marc-André Selosse puts it in his book of the same name: organisms resulting from the evolution of life have always had to deal with microbes. This microbial community, present in and on animals / plants / humans, forms ecosystems called microbiota. The most popular, or at least the most studied in humans, [...]
What are the market data for probiotics in France in 2021 ? References Pictures: Freepik Actif's
More and more scientific papers are highlighting the health benefits of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). The administration of stool from a healthy individual into the digestive tract of a person with a pathology related to the gut microbiota has shown very interesting results. It is even recognised as a treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. But did you know that it offers hope for limiting the effects of ageing? Eternal youth has always fascinated humanity. In a society where we are gaining years of life thanks to medical progress, aging without looking old or being sick is the quest of [...]
If Candida albicans had an identity card, what would it look like?
Alternance Assistant Qualité, à pourvoir en Septembre 2022 (durée minimale d’un an). L’entreprise Exden EXDEN, dont le siège est situé à Carquefou (44) près de Nantes, est une société spécialisée dans le développement et la fabrication de compléments alimentaires à base de probiotiques. Intervenant sur un marché dynamique et innovant, nous accompagnons nos clients, Français et Étrangers, depuis la formulation et le développement jusqu’à la livraison du produit fini. Description de l’alternance qualité Dans le cadre d'un développement d'activité, et sous la responsabilité de notre chargée d’assurance qualité, vous participerez activement à diverses missions du service qualité. Vos missions qualité - [...]
Allergic rhinitis affects a quarter of French people. Can probiotics come to the rescue of these people to relieve them? What is allergic rhinitis? Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common manifestation of respiratory allergy. It occurs: Seasonally ("seasonal rhinitis" or "hay fever"); Or throughout the year ("persistent rhinitis" or "perennial rhinitis"). AR is one of the most common diseases in the world. On average, it affects 20-30% of adults and up to 40% of children. It is a major inflammatory disease because of its high prevalence, health impact and costs. Drug intervention is often required to improve AR. However, conventional [...]