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Two new rigorous placebo-controlled studies have been published concluding probiotic supplements do not confer any beneficial effects in easing symptoms of gastroenteritis in children. The trials found children's symptoms and recovery times were nearly identical whether they took probiotics or a placebo... Continue Reading Dual studies reveal probiotics offer no help to children with stoma
We're currently locked in an arms race against bacteria, and the bugs are winning as they continue to evolve resistance to our best drugs. Luckily, we have some double agents in the war – probiotics, or "good" bacteria that help keep bad bugs at bay. And now, MIT researchers have found a way to combine probiotics and antibiotic drugs into an uneasy alliance that seems to work better than e
A team of researchers at McGill University has successfully developed a combination of herbal supplements and probiotics that can prolong the longevity of fruit flies by 60 percent and provide protection from age-related chronic diseases. The technique is one of the first to successfully show a treatment that modulates the gut microbiome can result in potent lifespan-extending effects... C
Imagine recruiting a strain of gut bacteria to help target and kill cancer cells in your colon? A team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) is doing exactly that - genetically modifying a common type of gut bacteria so it locks onto colorectal cancer cells and turns a substance found in broccoli into a cancer-killing toxin...Continue Reading Genetically engineered probiotics to tur


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