The project will use an obese mice model to show how phages could be used in early life to ‘push’ flora from an obesity-associated composition to one associated with normal weight. © iStock.com

Denmark funds microbiota research on ‘probiotic’ phages

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A University of Copenhagen research project into the use of phages to manipulate gut microbiota is one of 164 “promising projects” to receive funding from the Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF).


FDA developing next-gen toolbox for probiotic products

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration is developing a next-generation toolbox for analyzing live microbial products, including DNA microarrays, metagenomic sequencing and analysis, and a whole genome database development.

Probiotics may help cut body fat levels: RCT data

Probiotics may help cut body fat levels: RCT data


Daily probiotic yogurt consumption may improve energy metabolism and reduce body fat levels by up to 4%, say results of a placebo-controlled, double-blind cross-over clinical trial in Canada.


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