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Biobanks to reverse decrease in the microbial diversity

01/03/19 The abrupt transition from a rural lifestyle to an industrialised environment is threatening the diversity of our gut microbiota. Could a biobank depository of microbes isolated from residents of rural areas in developing countries be a solution?

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Biobanks to reverse decrease in the microbial diversity

Gut colonisation in early life

01/03/19 Early life is often considered a window of opportunity for optimising the commensal gut microbiota to support host health. Here we look at recent studies, conducted in mice, suggesting that early colonisation may follow a “first-come, first served” pattern.

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Gut colonisation in early life

Parkinson’s and the gut microbiota

01/03/19 Research has suggested that the gut microbiota may play a role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease. To explore this further, researchers examined the composition of the microbiota of Parkinson’s patients and their disease progression over 2 years. 

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Parkinson’s and the gut microbiota

Our Interview with Prof Julian Marchesi

01/03/19 We caught up with Prof. Julian Marchesi (Deputy Director & Professor of Clinical Microbiome Research, Centre for Digestive and Gut Health, Imperial College London) to ask about his research and outcomes from the International Cancer Microbiome Consortium. 

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Our Interview with Prof Julian Marchesi

Celebrating Student Awards!

21/05/18 For over ten years, Yakult has been proud to support many academic and professional awards.  In 2017, we sponsored over 15 academic awards recognising the achievements of students at Universities across the UK and Ireland. We would like to congratulate...

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Celebrating Student Awards!

The RCNi Patient’s Choice Award!

01/05/18 Yakult are delighted to be sponsoring and supporting the RCNi Patient’s Choice Award for a fifth year running, celebrating excellence in nursing care.  This award gives patients, and patients families, the opportunity to thank a nurse who has made a real difference to their, or a loved one’s, care...

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The RCNi Patient’s Choice Award!

Bacteria cells in a human body: 1.3:1 to replace 10:1?

13/04/18 For a while it has been said, in both scientific and non-scientific literature, that we are only 10% human, and bacteria make up the other 90% of cells in our bodies. Within the last couple of years, researchers have looked into this further to see if human cells really are outnumbered 10-fold by bacteria...

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Bacteria cells in a human body: 1.3:1 to replace 10:1?

IBS Awareness Month

02/04/18 April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month, which aims to raise awareness of the chronic condition which affects between 10 – 20% of people living in the UK.

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IBS Awareness Month