Herrenhausen Conference: Beyond the Intestinal Microbiome – From Signatures to Therapy
The human gastrointestinal tract is inhabited by some 100 billion microorganisms, collectively known as the microbiome. Not only do these microorganisms play an important role in helping us digest the food we eat: They also exert a strong influence on the immune and nervous system. Very little is known, though, about precisely how this takes place. At a Herrenhausen Conference on the intestinal microbiome held on 8-10 October, experts from all over the world gathered to discuss just this: The impact of the microbiome on our health, and how the latest scientific findings can be used in the fight against disease.