Microbiome Segments in Medicon Valley

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Metabolic diseases

Metabolic diseases are a significant healthcare burden in developed countries and a strategically important research area in Medicon Valley.

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Autoimmune- and inflammatory diseases

The incidence of autoimmune- and inflammatory diseases has increased worldwide.

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Women and infant health

Each woman harbours a unique vaginal microbiota with Lactobacilli typically being the dominant group of bacteria.

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Nutrition and functional food

Dietary nutrients not only fuel human cells but also serve as nutrients for the microbes residing in the human intestine

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Probiotics and pharmabiotics

The concept of probiotics, live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host, has evolved over the past decades.

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Plant, animal and environmental microbiomics

Plants and animals are universally and persistently inhabited by microbes. Microbes play an important role in ensuring stability of natural systems.

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Bioinformatics and novel technologies

Advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies and other omics technologies have provided systems-level understanding of the microbiome and its relation to health.

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Emerging areas for microbiome research

The microbiome plays an essential role in response to cancer immunotherapy and in multiple other conditions where research are emerging.