Probiotics

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Research team designs novel Microbiome Search Engine 2

By Danielle Masterson

When it comes to large-scale mining of microbiome data sets, the process can be complicated, tedious, and downright overwhelming. Given the large volume of data, it is difficult to relate a new microbiome sample to the huge number of existing microbiome...

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We need to address infant gut deficiency now, researchers warn

By Danielle Masterson

Initially thought to play a limited role, evidence shows the gut microbiome performs essential duties related to digestion and metabolism, immune system development and neurotransmitter production that affect behavior and cognitive function—from the moment...

NutraCast Podcast: Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

NutraCast Podcast: Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

By Danielle Masterson

Sun Genomics is a custom probiotics startup that uses personalized science to improve gut health. The company's first consumer product, Floré, analyzes the microflora of stool and uses the results to craft a custom probiotic. Through DNA sequencing,...

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January Launch Pad: Babies, women, pets in focus

By Danielle Masterson

It may be a new year, but immunity is still the name of the game. From functional beverages to powders, we’re seeing immunity run the gamut in January launches. The month also welcomed some unexpected formats and even something for the fur babies.

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Twin study suggests microbial influence on food allergies

By Nikki Hancocks

Healthy and allergic twins exhibit distinct faecal microbial profiles, adding weight to idea that the microbiome may play a protective role in food allergies, according to a new study conducted by the University of Chicago and Stanford University,.

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Prebiotic wellness brand Muniq secures $8.2M in series A round

By Danielle Masterson

Muniq, a company offering a functional nutrition line that promotes blood sugar control and gut health, recently closed a new round of funding — a move the company said will allow them to expand their line and get their product into the hands of people...

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