Microbiota 21 - June 2024

Dear readers,

After delving into diet in our previous issue, we turn our focus to digestive disorders, particularly diarrhea, in this new edition. Rest assured that there is no causal link between the two topics. Instead, consider this new overview as an updated review of research and promising avenues for treating a condition that, although known in benign forms, is anything but insignificant. According to the World Health Organization, diarrhea was responsible for 1.6 million deaths in 2016, primarily among malnourished children, immunocompromised individuals, or those living with HIV. The main reason for these deaths: severe dehydration due to the repeated loss of fluid in stools. The following overview covers the main diarrheal illnesses related to dysbiosis and some aspects regarding the management of microbiota to ameliorate gastrointestinal disorders.

Other topic and new section. “Gut Microbiota from post-Covid-19 patients induces lung inflammation and brain dysfunction in mice” is the first topic of our new section “Focus on young researchers”. With this new section, we want to highlight young researchers with an innovative and evidence-based research showing a clear link between gut microbiota and diseases or a link between digestive disorders and microbiota. A warm welcome to Viviani Mendes de Almeida, Angélica Thomaz Vieira and Daiane Fátima Engel who are opening this new section. This is also one of the missions of Microbiota Mag: encourage and promote new research on microbiota. And share it with you!

Enjoy your reading.

Created 20 June 2024
Updated 15 July 2024
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