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The vaginal microbiota as a predictor of the risk of premature delivery

The bacterial composition of the vaginal microbiota could be correlated to the risk of premature delivery. In this respect, women of African descent seem to be more at risk. The search for specific biomarkers could allow us to better anticipate and prevent such incidents.   With around 15...
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HIV-1: persistent post-infection bacterial and viral gut dysbiosis

People recently infected with HIV-1 develop changes in their viral and bacterial gut populations. This pronounced dysbiosis, unresolved by antiretroviral therapy, persists during the chronic phase of the disease.   Lymphoid and epithelial tissues of the digestive tube are damaged followin...
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Gut dysbiosis index to assess the prognosis of stroke

The Stroke Dysbiosis Index, designed by a Chinese team, correlates alterations of the gut microbiota and acute ischemic stroke prognosis. This innovating tool could lead to more tailored therapeutic options.   With nearly 25 million episodes per year, acute ischemic stroke is a ...
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Probiotics

The WHO defines probiotics1 as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. Essential criteria to be considered when selecting a probiotic Not all probiotics are equal when it comes to their beneficial effects, whether they are yeasts...
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