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Is fungus the new bogeyman in gut inflammation?

By Tim Cutcliffe

The role of pathogenic bacteria in disease has been the focus of much recent research. However, the role of fungi, a co-inhabitant of the gut, has been relatively overlooked. The effect of the mycobiome (the fungal community in the gut) on health and...

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Deerland granted use patent for PreforPro bacteriophage

By Stephen Daniells

Georgia-based Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics has received a notice of allowance for its US patent application directed to prebiotic compositions comprising bacteriophages, namely Deerland’s branded prebiotic, PreforPro.

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Mouse data backs DuPont prebiotic for multiple effects

By Will Chu

DuPont’s prebiotic fibre could exert positive benefits to the gut microbiome, according to an animal study featured in Nature which also raises future implications on skin, metabolic and even brain health.

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