Gut microbiome

2018 AGA Postgraduate Course

June 2, 2018

Secure your spot for this clinically focused, multi-topic course that offers immediately applicable information. Held in conjunction with DDW®. Save $75 when you register by April 18.

Last Call: Get the Scoop on What’s in Your Gut

Feb. 6, 2018

AGA and the American Gut Project are seeking AGA members interested in having their stool samples analyzed.

Save the Date: 2018 AGA Postgraduate Course

Jan. 11, 2018

This year’s course will take place on June 2 and 3, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Learn About Gut Microbiota from Your Own Stool Sample

Dec. 18, 2017

AGA and the American Gut Project are seeking AGA members interested in having their stool samples analyzed.

2018 Research Grants Open for Applications

Dec. 11, 2017

Don't lose sight of award deadlines during the busy holiday season. Read on to discover open grants from the AGA Research Foundation and when applications are due.

Are You Up for a Microbiome Challenge?

Dec. 11, 2017

Contribute to the improvement of strain-level microbial profiling methods while also testing industry or proprietary tools in a secure and collaborative environment.

Top Gut Microbiome Papers of 2017

Dec. 11, 2017

Members of the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education’s scientific advisory board share some of the most notable microbiome-related papers published this year.
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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.

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.

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.

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.