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Danone awards $50K for yogurt, probiotics & gut microbiome research

By Stephen Daniells

The mechanisms of probiotic and prebiotic function in the gut microbiome as a mediator of cardiovascular disease and early-life microbiota components that may prevent obesity in children are the two research projects on the receiving end of the Danone’s...


Study links microbiome diversity to active vitamin D level

By Nikki Hancocks

The gut microbiome's diversity is strongly linked to levels of active vitamin D in older men, according to new research, suggesting that the body's ability to metabolise vitamin D may be more important than the amount stored.

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Gut virus research receives prestigious funding

By Nikki Hancocks

A new €910,000 cash boost from The Wellcome Trust will see researchers at APC Microbiome Ireland investigate the role of bacteriophages in the gut microbiome.

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Bacteria in newborn's stool may indicate risk of obesity

By Nikki Hancocks

The bacteria found in a baby's first stool can predict its likelihood of becoming overweight by the age of three, according to a new prospective, population‐based study, suggesting a child's risk of obesity may to start during pregnancy.


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