All of us have microbiome populations made up of a unique combination of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that are vital for maintaining a robust immune system. The Exploring the Microbiome campaign aims to examine the various microbiomes that exist in our ecosystems that are essential to all life.
The International Microbiome Centre at the University of Calgary is a world leading research centre for studying the microbiome of humans, animals, plants and the physical environment.
When atopic dermatitis causes our babies and children to suffer from itchy, dry, and inflamed skin, probiotics are providing a new option for scientifically demonstrated relief.
Researchers at McMaster University’s Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute are investigating how changes in the gut resident bacteria can lead to disease and developing strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada) supports interdisciplinary research and the deployment of novel technologies to shed light on the Arctic environmental microbiome and its impact on human health.
Probiotic supplements to improve health. Medical treatments involving fecal exposure. Restrictive fad diets. The pros and cons of antibiotics. Risks associated with water-borne bacteria.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease resulting in a lifelong dependency on insulin treatment and a risk of serious long-term complications.
If you have ever stopped at the refrigerated section in the health food section of your grocery store, you will have seen a wide selection of products like pre-and pro-biotics. Television commercials tout the benefits of these products on your gut health and microbiota. But what exactly is the microbiota?
The Figeys Lab at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine tailors nutrition and drugs to each person’s unique microbiome.
Dr. André Marette is a professor at Laval University and an expert in nutrition and the microbiome. He is currently leading a research group that is funded by a CIHR CMI2 team project grant. The goal of the group is to understand the role of the microbiome in driving type 2 diabetes.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects so many people from young to all stages in life. It is estimated that 1 in 250 people have IBD.
Dr. Deborah Sloboda and PhD Candidate Kate Kennedy speak on their maternal microbiome research.
What is the Canadian Microbiome Initiative, what has it accomplished and what potential does it hold for the future?
Microbiome research has increased dramatically in recent years, unlocking a wealth of data that has yielded tremendous insight into the nature of the bacterial communities and their role in human health and disease.
Have you ever felt “butterflies in your stomach” before a big presentation or interview?
While some bacteria cause illness, most of the bacteria that live in and on our bodies actually help keep us healthy.