Cancer cachexia is characterized by a negative energy balance, muscle and adipose tissue wasting, insulin resistance, and systemic inflammation.
This article, written by Andreu Prados, discusses the discovery of a fungus that delays wound healing in mice and is enriched in the inflamed tissue of patients with Crohn’s disease.
This article, written by Andreu Prados, clarifies the definition and health implications of the closely related terms fiber, MACs and prebiotics.
Following earlier studies in mouse models, gut microbiota composition was shown to affect the response of melanoma patients.
The human oesophagus is home to a complex microbial community, the oesophageal microbiome.
Altering the microbiome for immunotherapy-resistant urological tumors-An intriguing but still early concept
The intestinal microbiome may play an important role in immunomodulation and affect treatment responses to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy in genitourinary malignancies.
Fecal microbiota transplantation for immunotherapy-resistant urological tumors: Is it time? An update of the recent literature
It is time for fecal microbiota transplantation to be suggested and tested in urological tumors resistant to immune checkpoint inhibitors. Clinical trials and investigations are ongoing in this field.
Antibiotics Use and Subsequent Risk of Colorectal Cancer: A Swedish Nationwide Population-Based Study
Antibiotics use may increase colorectal cancer (CRC) risk by altering the gut microbiota, with suggestive evidence reported. Our study aims to investigate antibiotics use in relation to subsequent CRC risk.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease that affects young adults; in that age group, it represents the second leading cause of disability in our setting.