7 01, 2022

Microbiota and immune system: identification of a key protein

2022-03-31T15:29:14+02:0007 January 2022|Immunity, The Science|Comments Off on Microbiota and immune system: identification of a key protein

It is now well established that the gut microbiota plays a role in our immunity. However, one question remains: how is the connection made? A recent study including in vitro and in vivo results provides the beginning of an answer.   Our intestine, made up of a layer of epithelial cells, is home to a microbial community that lives in balance. This is the intestinal microbiota. This organ acts as a barrier, allowing the selective passage of molecules into the bloodstream. Nevertheless, some disturbing elements can unbalance this ecosystem. This disrupted balance, named dysbiosis, can lead to intestinal inflammation: the intestinal [...]

17 09, 2021

INFOGRAPHIC – Intestinal microbiota of the elderly and benefits of probiotics

2021-09-16T09:59:08+02:0017 September 2021|Digest, Immunity, That's your concern|Comments Off on INFOGRAPHIC – Intestinal microbiota of the elderly and benefits of probiotics

How does the gut microbiota change over the course of a lifetime and what are its characteristics in the elderly? How can probiotic supplementation help them to improve their well-being? References Pictures : Freepik ROSIQUE RM, LANGELLA P, CHATEL JM. Microbiote et vieillissement. Innovations Agronomiques, INRAE. 2018, 65:55-66

22 01, 2021

Probiotics: a preventive strategy against coronavirus?

2021-08-18T10:03:37+02:0022 January 2021|Immunity, Non classé, The Science|Comments Off on Probiotics: a preventive strategy against coronavirus?

Since the arrival of the coronavirus, scientists have been looking for ways to contain the virus. Probiotics could be a preventive strategy according to Eric Giannoni and his colleagues, where they detail their arguments in a scientific article. We are living in a special period, marked by the arrival of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 or SARS-Cov-2. Many strategies have been put in place to limit its spread, such as containment, wearing a mask, social distancing, hygiene, screening... Nevertheless, it is progressing throughout the world, and health care structures are under great strain. COVID-19 is a contagious virus that causes [...]

20 03, 2020

I as Immunity

2021-08-18T11:16:43+02:0020 March 2020|Glossary, I, Immunity|Comments Off on I as Immunity

During this difficult time, having a strong immunity is important. Indeed, external threats like virus can cause serious disorders in immunocompromised people. Strengthening the barrier effect of our intestinal microbiota to limit the spread of the virus may be an alternative to consider. How does the body defend itself against attack by external factors? To protect itself against pathogenic agents, our body employs its own defence mechanisms: the immune system. The immune system, made up of a set of cells, tissues and substances that combat infection, is hosted to the tune of almost 70% in the gut. It defends the body, developing humoral and cell-mediated immune responses designed to [...]

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