Microbiome boost may help corals resist bleaching
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) Providing corals with cocktails of natural probiotics could enhance their tolerance to stress and reduce mortality in coral bleaching events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can a bacteria toothpaste really fight tooth decay? 
Probiotic products used to come mainly in capsules and yoghurts, but now you can get snacks, toothpastes and drinks, too. We asked experts to assess a selection and we then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study reports activated B. infantis EVC001 improves health outcomes in preterm infants
(Coyne PR) The new study, Impact of probiotic B. infantis EVC001 on the gut microbiome, nosocomially acquired antibiotic resistance, and enteric inflammation in preterm infants reports probiotic supplementation with EVC001 substantially reduces inflammation, diaper rash and antibiotic use in preterm infants. The paper was published in Frontiers in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How gut bacteria can protect us from post-stroke brain damage
Probiotics are used by many citizens as a means to preserve or restore the 'good' bacteria in the gut. The EU-funded MetaBiota project has gone one step further by demonstrating how these beneficial bacteria - the microbiota - also have a positive impact on helping stroke patients make a better recovery. This could open the door to a number of new and exciting treatment options. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 15, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

A narrative review of relationship between gut microbiota and neuropsychiatric disorders: mechanisms and clinical application of probiotics and prebiotics - Yang H, Liu Y, Cai R, Li Y, Gu B.
The gut microbiota is a kind of fixed-value bacteria in the human intestine, characterized by a large quantity, a wide variety and interdependence with each other and with the host. The gut microbiota is considered to be an important link in maintaining he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Smectite promotes probiotic biofilm formation in gut for cancer immunotherapy
(Nanjing University School of Life Sciences) Orally administrating probiotics is ineffective due to the poor inhabitation of exogenous bacteria in host intestines. Chinese scientists report that smectite, a type of mineral clay and classical anti-diarrhoea drug, can promote the expansion of probiotics in the murine gut that subsequently elicits anti-tumor immune responses. Their findings suggest a novel approach to specifically enrich probiotics in the body, with high translational potential for cancer immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Investigating the removal of dry biofilm with probiotic cleansers
(University of Huddersfield) A research project between the University of Huddersfield and Genesis Biosciences has received funding from the National Biofilms Innovation Centre to understand the form and function of dry biofilms whilst generating a test method to assess preventative probiotic surface cleansers (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Series of dialogues to bring together scientific and cultural ways of knowing about fermented foods
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) To deepen our collective knowledge of fermented foods, four UC Davis experts are holding a series of interdisciplinary dialogues between January and March, held virtually. The series is organized by ISAPP board member and UC Davis Professor Maria Marco, with collaborators Drs. Aviaja Hauptmann (project leader at Greenland Center for Health Research at the University of Greenland, Ilisimatusarfik), Jessica Perea (Native American Studies, UC Davis), and Stephanie Maroney (Program Manager at UC Davis Humanities Institute). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bentham Science announces the launch of journal, 'Current Probiotics'
(Bentham Science Publishers) Bentham Science announces the launch of the subscription-based journal, Current Probiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Kombucha Help With Crohn ’s Disease?
Some people with Crohn’s disease try kombucha to prevent or ease symptoms. Kombucha is made of tea and is high in probiotics. But will it help or hurt? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best hair supplements: Probiotics shown to stimulate hair growth without adverse effects
BEST hair supplements: It is important to have realistic expectations when experimenting with natural hair loss products because full regrowth is unlikely. That said, studies have alighted upon a number of promising products, including probiotics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts agree on new global definition of 'fermented foods'
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) Interdisciplinary scientists have come together to create the first international consensus definition of fermented foods. Their paper, published inNature Reviews Gastroenterology& Hepatology, defines fermented foods as: " foods made through desired microbial growth and enzymatic conversions of food components " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research shows a few beneficial organisms could play key role in treating type 2 diabetes
(Oregon State University) Researchers have found that a few organisms in the gut microbiome play a key role in type 2 diabetes, opening the door to possible probiotic treatments for a serious metabolic disease affecting roughly one in 10 Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Kombucha Good for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may have thought about trying kombucha to boost the “good” bacteria in your digestive tract. But experts advise caution with the probiotic drink. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Multivitamins and probiotics may have a 'protective effect' against covid
CORONAVIRUS vaccine rollout starts in less than 24 hours, marking the beginning of the end of the pandemic. While the long and arduous process of inoculation gets underway, data suggests taking multivitamins and a couple of other supplements may offer some protective benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news