Consumers are no longer reverting to simplistic phrases like ‘gut flora’ but are instead researching the specific bacterial strains associated with their target health concerns, according to a new trends analysis tool from Lumina Intelligence.
Gut microbiota composition determined by warmer temperatures could prevent the bone density loss often seen in osteoporosis patients, say scientists, who think this could form the basis for an effective intervention.
Chr. Hansen is to acquire Jennewein Biotechnologie for €310m in a deal designed to merge the bioscience firm’s probiotic interests with the gains Jennewein have made in the Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) market.
The skin microbiome continues to ignite interest as science fast advances and product innovations hit shelves, but where exactly are the biggest opportunities for industry and what will be the key challenges moving forward?
With about 90% of serotonin receptors located in the gut, it is easy to understand why the gut is often referred to as the "second brain." While we do know that what we eat affects the microbiome and the brain, how the microbiome in turn impacts...
Researchers at the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary have pinpointed which gut bacteria help the immune system fight off cancerous tumors and the mechanisms in doing so. The breakthrough...
Supplementation with a probiotic formulation appears to improve the postprandial glucose control that is crucial in managing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), according to a study carried out by Pendulum Therapeutics.
A five-year-long research has identified 21 recovery-associated bacteria (RABs) from the Alistipes, Ruminococcus, Parabacteroides species, as well as the more well-known Bifidobacterium species, as key in restoring microbial balance in the gut.
“Personalised probiotic cocktails” may be possible after a team use new insights to predict the success of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in addressing recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (rCDI).
The French government's financing initiative has approved Seventure’s Health for Life Capital fund meaning investors will devote over €5 billion to innovative companies in the field of the microbiome before the end of 2022.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is predicting a shift to a diet-based approach to health care in the next five years, in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) will expand knowledge of the benefits of dietary phytonutrients.
A report believes the reduction of chronic digestive disease risk and improvements to gut microbiome health can be achieved by changing behaviours and attitudes towards food consumption and production.
Millions of people suffer from depression across the globe. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness each year. The most common treatment methods for depression are antidepressant...
A daily probiotic drink (Lactobacillus Casei) may have the potential to modulate anxiety and enhance training in football players, according to a new randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial.
Specific genes are linked to the existence and amount of certain gut bacteria, according to new research involving nearly 4,000 individuals which authors say could transform our understanding of common diseases, including obesity, irritable bowel syndrome,...
UK-based microbiome firm Eagle Genomics is to enter into a pact with Cargill as part of a multi-year deal looking to harness artificial intelligence (AI) to the agricultural commodity giant’s microbiome and life sciences R&D.
The gut brain connection has been a hot topic of research in recent years. A new study suggests the supplementation a fungal ingredient may not confer the same stress relief benefits observed in some research using probiotic bacterial species.
Athletes have greater gut diversity and more functional pathways within their microbiota than do their more sedentary peers. Why these facts are true is less clear, wrote the authors of a new comprehensive review.
Commercially available prebiotics have the potential to directly increase intestinal integrity and function, say scientists as they believe these carbohydrates ‘crosstalk’ with cells to encode biological information.
Probiotics are gaining popularity across the globe but there are various misconceptions about their role in immunity, explains Dr James Dekker, senior research scientist at Fonterra, in this Q&A with NutraIngredients.
Outside influences have shown strong correlations with what lives inside our bodies, and researchers are just beginning to understand how these environmental factors may affect the makeup of the gut microbiome.
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From multi-strain probiotics to fecal transplantation mixtures, stool samples have made a number of contributions to the world. Now, scientists are hoping their findings could spur the next generation of probiotics.
Coronavirus has given a huge portion of the population both the time and the inclination to learn more about how they can improve their health and two women devoted to gut health education have seen their virtual education platforms flipped into overdrive...
Probiotic products for immune health are enjoying a surge in online searches – with some brands enjoying a 500% boost, but what can businesses do to turn interest into commercial success? Lumina Intelligence’ online marketing expert reveals her top tips...
A company-funded study of a multi-strain probiotic has found the species survive and propagate in the gut, but don’t significantly change the overall makeup of the microbiome when given to healthy subjects.