Centre for Translational Microbiome (CTMR) News and Media
Recent news from the Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) can be found below!
For a list of all publications, please visit our Selected Publications webpage!
Lin, W., Garcia, F. R., Norin, E. L., Kart, D., Engstrand, L., Du, J., & Globisch, D. (2023). Sensitive quantification of short-chain fatty acids combined with global metabolomics in microbiome cultures. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 59(39), 5843–5846. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3cc01223a
Alexandersson, B. T., Hugerth, L. W., Hedin, C., Forsberg, A., Talley, N. J., Agreus, L., Jarbrink-Sehgal, E., Engstrand, L., Andreasson, A., & Schmidt, P. T. (n.d.). Diverticulosis is not associated with altered gut microbiota nor is it predictive of future diverticulitis: a population-based colonoscopy study. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365521.2023.2194010
Debelius, J. W., Engstrand, L., Matussek, A., Brusselaers, N., Morton, J. T., Stenmarker, M., & Olsen, R. S. (n.d.). The Local Tumor Microbiome Is Associated with Survival in Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Patients. MICROBIOLOGY SPECTRUM. https://doi.org/10.1128/spectrum.05066-22
Kallner, A., Debelius, J., Schuppe-Koistinen, I., Pereira, M., & Engstrand, L. (2023). Effects of Consuming Fermented Fish (Surstromming) on the Fecal Microflora in Healthy Individuals. JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL FOOD, 26(3), 185–192. https://doi.org/10.1089/jmf.2021.0195
Gudnadottir, U., Du, J., Hugerth, L. W., Engstrand, L., Schuppe-Koistinen, I., Wiberg Itzel, E., Fransson, E., & Brusselaers, N. (2023). Pre-pregnancy complications - associated factors and wellbeing in early pregnancy: a Swedish cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 23(1), 153. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-023-05479-8
Sorini, C., Tripathi, K. P., Wu, S., Higdon, S. M., Wang, J., Cheng, L., Banerjee, S., Reinhardt, A., Kreslavsky, T., Thorell, A., Engstrand, L., Du, J., & Villablanca, E. J. (2023). Metagenomic and single-cell RNA-Seq survey of the Helicobacter pylori-infected stomach in asymptomatic individuals. JCI INSIGHT, 8(4). https://doi.org/10.1172/jci.insight.161042
CTMR News and Media
KI News: "First detailed description of Helicobacter -infected individuals", February 23 2023
Read the publication in JCI Insight here!
Hot Off the Press!
The Conversation - "Kourtney Kardashian’s ‘vaginal health gummies’: here’s what the evidence shows", February 16 2023
Article (in English) written by Ina Schuppe Koistinen, discusses the celebrity-endorsed use of "vaginal health gummies" and, from a scientific perspective, their effect on the vaginal microbiome.
Elle - "Cycle care – lev i synk med din menscykel", February 10 2023
Article (in Swedish) featuring Ina Schuppe Koistinen and she discusses the role of the vaginal microbiome on women's mental health.
Article from Rektor's Blog:
Ole Petter Ottersen Blog (president Karolinska Institutet) - "Agility in a health crisis – a report on the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic", February 23 2023
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News archive 2022-2016
Juan Du, Recipient of Ingvar Carlsson Award 2017-2021 from Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning (SSF)
Video: "They use the body’s good bacteria against diseases", YouTube, October 1 2021
Juan Du and the researchers at KI are investigating how the body’s naturally occurring good bacteria, the so-called commensal bacteria, can protect us against infections, such as HPV, human papillomavirus. The bacteria could be used for preventive purposes, in so-called probiotics, which can strengthen the body’s defenses and reduce the need for antibiotics.
Oncobiome website launched - September 7th 2020
The new Oncobiome website can be reached here, with information and newsletters.
Microbiome Post - "Why the recent Rebiotix trial result is a bigger deal many seem to think…", May 14th 2020
"Last week, Ferring-owned microbiome firm Rebiotix reported positive preliminary findings from its phase 3 trial for RBX2660 – an investigational, non-antibiotic, microbiome-based therapy developed to reduce Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection recurrences."
KI News: "Collaboration increases opportunities for COVID-19 testing", March 24th 2020
Medicinveterna - "Medicinvetarna #30: Styr tarmfloran hälsan?", January 1 2020
Lars Engstrand interviewed about the impact of the microbiome on health and disease on KI's podcast Medicinveterna. January 2020 (in Swedish)
Link to podcast, and a short video
Karolinska Institutet News - "First project to create atlas of human microbiome", November 15 2019
TV4 - "Vaginal transplantation – framtidens lösning på bakteriell vaginos", November 18 2019
Press Release from MGI Tech - "MGI Forms Partnership with Karolinska Institutet Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) to Understand the Effects of Microbiome on Human Health", October 21 2019
CTMR receives European funding through the Horizon 2020 framework and the ONCOBIOME project
CTMR, under the lead of Professor Lars Engstrand, has received European funding through the Horizon 2020 framework and is one of the 17 collaborators of the ONCOBIOME project (2019-2023). This ONCOBIOME project aims to explore the role of the microbiome in cancer, from early detection and diagnosis to treatment and prognosis.“
Press Releease from KI News - "Ki, Ferring and Rebiotix extend collaboration to research next generation of microbiome treatments", January 22 2019
KI and Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today a five-year extension of their collaboration to explore the potential of the human microbiome in reproductive medicine and women’s health and gastroenterology.
TV4: "Stark koppling mellan syrahämmande medicin och magsäckscancer", February 19 2018
Lars Engstrand has been featured in the TV4 program Malou efter tio. The program focuses on the connction between long term usage of coagulants and stomach cancer.
YouTube: "Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome"
A new film summarizing the work and personalities at the Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR)
Karolinska Intitutet News - "CTMR collaboration with EURAC on studies of the Ötzi gut microbiome", December 19 2016
Dr Frank Maixner, EURAC institute for studies of mummies and the iceman, Bolzano, Italy, visited The Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) and gave a lecture on "The 5300-year-old Helicobacter pylori genome of the Iceman - the story and the research" this December.