About the book
The book will present data from recent years about the huge role played by the microbiome in the human body. The results of scientific research using the most modern technologies have confirmed that not only taxonomic diversity, but also the adequate functional activity of the microbiota are important for human health. Data on the peculiarities of microbiota changes in a number of serious diseases will be summarized, hypotheses on cause-effect relationships in the microbiome-metabolome system will be proposed. In different chapters of the book we will present the results of fundamental and exploratory research concerning the characteristics of the microbiome in allergic, inflammatory, cancer and other life-threatening conditions (trauma, stroke, heart attack). The conceptual data synthesis will be the basis for the development of new approaches to treatment, where one of the important therapeutic targets will be the microbiota and its key metabolites.