It gives us great pleasure in this edition of our newsletter to share our 'Year at a Glance 2018' study with you. The report, which includes an opening editorial from Prof. Stéphane Schneider, summarizes the most significant progress made in the field of gut microbiota science in 2018. Alongside the report, you will also find a new scoping article on how gut commensal bacteria may dictate the development of an allergic response to cow’s milk by modulating genes from ileal intestinal epithelial cells.
Next up is another study showing how bacterial butyrate could prevent atherosclerosis by maintaining gut barrier function. Also in this newsletter, a new article reveals that breastfeeding duration and pre-school diet are major modulators in the gut microbiota of children aged between 6 and 9 years, with a connection between early diet and metabolic markers in their blood showing enterotype dependency.
Finally, we have a new review that explores the extent of brain development and function modulation by the gut microbiota in early life.
The GMFH publishing team