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Martedì 16 febbraio 2022, ore 18.

ospite:  Jasmine Blekaid, NIH – Laboratory of Host Immunity and Microbiome

intervistatore: Prof. Maria Rescigno, Humanitas University

Prenatal maternal infection promotes tissue-specific immunity and inflammation in offspring

Tuesday, February 16, 2022, 6 pm.

guest: Jasmine Blekaid, NIH – Laboratory of Host Immunity and Microbiome

interviewer: Prof. Maria Rescigno, Humanitas University

Prenatal maternal infection promotes tissue-specific immunity and inflammation in offspring

Martedì 25 gennaio 2022, ore 18.

ospite:  Prof. Andrea Alimonti, Institute of Oncology Research, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

intervistatore: Prof. Maria Rescigno, Humanitas University

Batteri commensali conferiscono resistenza endocrina alla terapia nel carcinoma prostatico attraverso la produzione di androgeni

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 6 pm.

guest:  Prof. Andrea Alimonti, Institute of Oncology Research, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

interviewer: Prof. Maria Rescigno, Humanitas University

Commensal bacteria promote endocrine resistance in prostate cancer through androgen biosynthesis

Giovedì 16 dicembre 2021, ore 18.

ospite:  Prof. Maria Rescigno, Humanitas University

intervistatore: Prof. Francesco Peri, Univ. Milano-Bicocca

Come l’infiammazione intestinale influisce sugli stati della mente e dell’umore: il ruolo dell’asse intestino-cervello

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6 pm.

guest:  Prof. Maria Rescigno, Humanitas University

interviewer: Prof. Francesco Peri, Univ. of Milano-Bicocca

Inflammatory bowel disease–related mental symptoms as a consequence of a deregulated gut–brain vascular axis

A gut matter: the parallel aging of the microbiota and the brain

MicrobiotaMi Comment 30_21
by Giulia Colombo

Age-related cognitive decline is associated with chronic low grade neuroinflammation that may result from a complex interplay among many factors, such as bidirectional communication between the central nervous system (CNS) and gut microbiota. This usually occurs through the immune, the neuroendocrine and the vagal pathways. Wu et al. compared 2-month-old (young) and 15-month-old (aged) mice to explore ...


Gut microbiota a key player in healthy aging

MicrobiotaMi Comment 29_21
by Martina Morandi

Extrinsic factors, such as lifestyle, diet, medication, physical activity, are essential in the control of human healthy aging and they can have a significant impact on gut microbiota. The latter is not a static entity, but it changes throughout the lifespan becoming increasingly unique to individuals with age. Several studies have investigating the gut microbiota of centenarians and supercentenarians showing that even if ...

Bacteria-derived peptides are presented by HLA molecules in melanoma

MicrobiotaMi Comment 28_21
by Federica Spaggiari

A large amount of bacteria colonize healthy mucosal tissue of the human body from early life and create a symbiotic relationship with the host organism. The commensal flora composition varies between individuals and life stages. More recently, tumour-resident bacteria has captured the attention of the scientific community. Indeed, multiple studies are focused on understanding the role of specific microbial populations within ...

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Stefania Blasa MicrobiotaMi

Federica is a Biotechnology student at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is going to join the Mucosal Immunology and Microbiota Lab led by …

Federica Spaggiari MicrobiotaMi

Research fellow in the group led by Professor Nicasio Mancini at the Microbiology and Virology laboratory of “Vita-Salute” San Raffaele University. Her research is…

Biologist and PhD student in Molecular and Translational Medicine. She works in the field of electrophysiology and neuroscience, but her interests span in …

Giulia Colombo MicrobiotaMi

Martina is a PhD student in the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology and Microbiota led by Professor Maria Rescigno at Humanitas University, Milan. Her research is …

Martina Morandi MicrobiotaMi

He graduated from Medical School in 2015 from Università Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. In 2020 he completed specialty training in Microbiology and Virology at …

Medical doctor, specialist in Microbiology and Virology. She graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Sapienza University of Rome and …

Brisejda Koroveshi MicrobiotaMi

Post-doc researcher in the group led by Prof. Nicasio Mancini at the Laboratory of Microbiology and Virology, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele. He obtained his …

M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University  of Milan, he then performed his doctoral studies at San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy under the …