Microbiota: role and impact on health and disease

Microbiota: role and impact on health and disease

We have been always considered microbes as enemies to kill. Actually, with recent advances in DNA-based technologies started a couple of decades ago, we completely revolutionized this concept. Our body is entirely covered and populated by a hundred thousand billion...
Preterm birth : why it happens and strategies to prevent it.

Preterm birth : why it happens and strategies to prevent it.

WHO estimates that in 2015, 15 million babies are born prematurely. During the pregnancy, every moment is vital for the healthy growth of the baby. Even the latest weeks of pregnancy are essential for the right development of the brain, lungs, and liver. So, what are...
PHMB: the safe approach of infection management

PHMB: the safe approach of infection management

Nowadays the increase in resistance of bacteria to antibiotics complicates the treatment of infections. Fortunately, new, highly effective antiseptics are available that lack the drawbacks of the old ones from the past. Modern antiseptics can therefore be the...
GDM and Myo-inositol: state of art

GDM and Myo-inositol: state of art

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a metabolic disorder characterised by an impaired glucose tolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy, which is characterized by an increased insulin resistance [1,2]. The exordium of GDM is linked to several risk...
The link between obesity and male infertility

The link between obesity and male infertility

Obesity is believed to be the new pandemic and its life-threatening long-term effects are well known, being the cardiovascular and metabolic ones probably the most important. Similarly, we are observing a dramatic increase of couples asking for Assisted Reproductive...
Myo-inositol & Male infertility

Myo-inositol & Male infertility

Introduction Why myo-inositol is crucial for male reproductive system/reproduction/fertility? It could look like a little strange that a molecule could be so important for the correct functioning of male reproductive system, but it starts making sense if we think...