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The CERC-MEND has appeared in several articles. Read the full articles to learn more about our work.

Article from 2023

Obesity is a dangerous disease that shares key features with cancer
Although obesity has been recognized as a disease by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1948, its identity as a disease may not be widely perceived the same way as other health conditions.

People living with obesity are less likely to receive dedicated care for that condition, in contrast to patients with other diseases, such as cancer.

Le microbiote intestinal réagit rapidement aux changements dans l'alimentation
Changes to our diet have an impact on the composition of our intestinal microbiota and on certain molecules it produces in less than two days.

Articles from 2021

Le beurre de sorcière dévoile les secrets de son génome
Ecologists are teaming up with genomics and CRISPR-Cas experts to create the first genomic portrait of cyanobacteria that play a key role in northern ecosystems.

Microbiome: des bactéries millénaires découvertes intriguent des chercheurs
Bacteria found in fossilized human feces hundreds of years old are intriguing researchers who wonder if they could open up new therapeutic avenues for treating chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Articles from 2020

Le microbiote associé à certains effets santé du bleuet
Blueberry polyphenols are believed to reduce weight gain through the intestinal microbiota.

Gut feeling: The endocannabinoidome and intestinal microbe connection
The endocannabinoidome is a complex signaling pathway consisting of several G protein-coupled receptors, metabolic enzymes and more than 20 lipid mediators. Recent research links this pathway to intestinal health. With the discovery of endocannabinoid receptors in the gut, mechanisms underlying crosstalk between such receptors and the gut microbiota are being investigated. Scientists have speculated that a dysregulated endocannabinoid system may lead to inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. [...]

Articles from 2019

In mice, a high-fat, high-sugar diet remodels the microbiome and endocannabinoid system
Weight gain and diet have long been known to shuffle the population of gut microbes. More recently, studies have also connected weight gain and diet to changes in the intestinal endocannabinoid system (eCB), a complex network of metabolites and receptors that help regulate appetite and metabolism, among other chores. [...]

The importance of context in analyzing antibiotic resistance
When analyzing genomic data, I usually try to push further and get the most of each approaches. Here is the story behind some of the methods we used in our recent work investigating the resistance genes found in gut microbiomes, particularly in the lower abundance bacteria.