Maternal health

Influence of postpartum depression and probiotic treatment on maternal brain serotonin and caregiving behaviors‚ A Research by Dr. Jodi Pawluski (Rennes, France) and Dr. Joseph Lonstein (Michigan State University, USA) Postpartum depression (PPD) is a very common, but poorly understood, disorder that negatively affects more than 15% of the millions of recently parturient women worldwide. […]

The Milk Fat Globule Membrane: MFGM

Explore the Milk Fat Globule Membrane: MFGM The milk fat globule membrane or MFGM is a naturally occurring membrane that surrounds and stabilizes milk fat droplets secreted into human milk.Learn more about this membrane which has been demonstrated to play key nutritional and functional roles for the developing infant.

Child obesity and early nutrition

Obesity is an excessive body fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. For children under 5 years old, overweight and obesity are defined as being 2 or 3 standard deviations above the median of the WHO growth standards. The incidence of overweight children under 5 years increased from 31 million in 1990 to 41 […]

BINC funding programme 2019: An award ceremony in Geneva

  BINC was very proud to bestow 5 scientific research grants to awardees from leading Universities, Hospitals and Academic Institutes (University of Bern, INRA, INSERM, Institut Pasteur and University of Indiana) – for projects that will run for two years. The selected projects will address key BINC scientific areas: microbiota, infant brain development, child nutrition […]

Understanding human milk composition

By Ardythe L. Morrow, PhD, MSc, Professor Emerita, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Pediatricians and other health professionals worldwide recognize breastfeeding as the gold standard for infant nutrition. What we do know is that human milk is unique. Scientists have sampled milk from hundreds of mammalian species. Comparative […]

ESPGHAN: BINC Geneva organised a science symposium

ESPGHAN 2019: BINC Geneva organised the science symposiumHuman microbiota shift: consequences and opportunities

The world of infants microbiota

Microbiota plays a central role for the development and health of the future adult, intervening in key host metabolic and immunological functions.

Gut colonization by butyrate producers and atopic dermatitis

Dr. Clarissa Schwab/Christian Lacroix – EZH (Switzerland) Laboratory for Food Biotechnology Zurich, Switzerland is the project leader of a study on Infant gut development and the risk of allergy and atopic dermatitis that was one of the successful projects selected in 2019 under the BINC funding programmes.

Nutrition and microbiota: 4th symposium in Geneva

How integrated are gut microbiota to clinical outcomes? Can prebiotics and probiotics modulate gut microbiota? What is the role of gut microbiota in the treatment of cancers?