Gut microbiome

Grant Spotlight: AGA Pilot Awards

Nov. 8, 2017

Take your new research project idea and make it a reality with an AGA research award. Eight grants are open with a Jan. 12, 2018, deadline.

What We Know about the Gut Microbiome and Human Development

Oct. 27, 2017

Did you know that we can predict a child’s age based on the bacteria present in a stool sample? Dr. Geoffrey A. Preidis summarizes current knowledge around this fascinating topic.

How Gut Bacteria Impact the Brain

Oct. 26, 2017

Recent trials have demonstrated that specific probiotics can alter brain connectivity in healthy individuals. Dr. Premysl Bercik shares evidence of the gut microbiota's role in the gut-brain axis.

How to Select the Best FMT Donor

Oct. 25, 2017

Dr. Gail Hecht debunks the myth that a patient’s family or friend is the best donor for a fecal microbiota transplantation.

Microbiome Research Pioneers

Aug. 10, 2017

Rob Knight (pictured), Jeffrey Gordon and Norman Pace honored with the 2017 Massry Prize for their outstanding contributions to microbiome research.

Making Sense of Pre-, Pro- and Synbiotics

Aug. 7, 2017

When it comes to therapeutic implications of the gut microbiome, the currently available pre-, pro- and synbiotics only represent the tip of the iceberg.

What We Know About Diet and the Gut Microbiome

Aug. 1, 2017

Understanding mechanisms is important to develop personalized interventions for maintaining health or treating disease.
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Join Us for the Clinician’s Guide to Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Workshop

Aug. 1, 2017

Workshop will take place on Jan. 18, 2018, just prior to the new Crohn’s and Colitis Congress™ in Las Vegas, NV.

Latest Issue of AGA Perspectives is Now Available

July 19, 2017

The new issue of AGA Perspectives examines the use of anti-TNF therapy, the promising outlook of stool DNA testing and revisits the gut microbiome of AGA members.

Connecting the Dots Between Antibiotics, Diet and the Gut Microbiome

June 27, 2017

AGA expert Dr. Eugene Chang spoke to U.S. News & World Report about how antibiotics alter the gut microbiome and the role of diet in restoring gut health.

Watch Highlighted Microbiome Sessions from DDW® 2017

June 20, 2017

Highlights include how the gut cross-talks with the brain, cutting-edge research on the gut microbiome, diet-induced changes in gut microbiota and more.

Did You Miss AGA Sessions at DDW® 2017?

June 14, 2017

Check out more than 100 hours of AGA Institute Council sessions with DDW On Demand.

Prebiotics Reduce Body Fat in Overweight Children

June 7, 2017

New Gastroenterology research finds prebiotics prevent obesity in children by altering the gut microbiome.

Gastroenterology Study Finds Prebiotics Reduce Body Fat in Overweight Children

June 7, 2017

AGA microbiome expert Dr. Geoffrey A. Preidis weighs in on this new study and why the findings are clinically relevant.

2017-18 AGA GI Resource Catalog is Now Available

June 6, 2017

Download the catalog to find resources that will address all of your professional needs.

Diabetes Linked to Bacteria Invading the Colon

May 31, 2017

CMGH study may have opened a new field of investigation in metabolic function and type 2 diabetes.

Fecal Transplant Promising in Colitis

May 25, 2017

Not a home run, but success rates of about 25 percent.

AGA Experts Weigh in on Probiotics

May 24, 2017

Washington Post interviewed Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Kashyap, members of AGA’s Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education Scientific Advisory Board.

Microbiome Sessions at DDW® 2017

April 30, 2017

AGA Institute Council's newest section, Microbiome & Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract, is set to host its first year of programming at DDW.

Why Gastroenterologists Should Care About the Gut Microbiome

April 28, 2017

Dr. Gail Hecht explains why the gut microbiome is receiving so much attention, and why practitioners and researchers alike should pay attention.

DNA and Small Molecule-Based Methods for Analyzing Microbiomes

April 28, 2017

Dr. Rob Knight and colleagues provide insight into the different techniques for assaying the microbiome via DNA sequencing.

Noteworthy Microbiome Sessions at DDW® 2017

April 26, 2017

Mark your DDW calendar for these gut microbiome-focused sessions, featuring leading experts in the field.

Intestinal Disorders Must-See Sessions at DDW® 2017

April 17, 2017

Featuring outstanding basic, translational and clinical research.

New, On-Demand Gut Microbiota Education Now Available

March 15, 2017

Watch the video replay of the 2017 Gut Microbiota for Health Summit.