IPA Docks Two More Interviews at Global Engage in San Diego

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IPA caught up with International Product Manager Morgan Maillard at Lallemand Health Solutions and Senior Scientist Frank Schuren of TNO Research at Global Engage Microbiome R & D/ Probiotics Congress in early November. Yes, we are all outside on the docks without coats; it’s San Diego after all, where winter blows in like a summer day in Canada. Watch these … Read More

Autism and Microbiome Links

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Caused by a little understood blend of genetic and environmental factors, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are increasingly being linked to the microbiome. For one, some children with ASD have different gut microbes than healthy controls. And research has found that the gut microbiome and its metabolic by-products play a major role in normal brain and behavioral development. New research suggests … Read More

Synbiotics Against Sepsis in Infancy: A Keynote Address at Microbiome R&D/Probiotic Congress 2017

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IPA spoke with Dr. Pinaki Panigrahi, Director of the Center for Global Health & Development at University of Nebraska Medical Center about his research on synbiotics in infancy. “The microbiota… has been very close to my heart for the last 20 plus years. I am excited because everyone is talking about microbiota now; years ago nobody did except for Eastern … Read More

Panel Explores the Microbiome and Cancer Therapies

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Last week at the Microbiome R&D/Probiotic Congress in San Diego, senior research data analyst Christine Spencer from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center spoke with IPA about recent research. Spencer and her colleagues published Gut microbiome modulates response to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy in melanoma patients in November of 2017 in Science. The study looked at oral and gut microbiome of 112 melanoma … Read More

Microbiome R&D /Probiotics Congress 2017 in San Diego

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Science met the art of the deal at last week’s Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum/Probiotics Congress 2017 in San Diego. Professors, scientists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and more meshed nicely over the two-day GlobalEngage conference. More than 400 industry, academic and investment leaders converged to hear 70 some speakers and discuss: the microbiome in health and disease, challenges and opportunities … Read More

Global Engage Microbiome Meetup in San Diego Nov 2-3

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IPA will be parachuting (Amtrak actually) into the Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum/Probiotics Congress 2017 in San Diego this week. The collaboration, part of a world microbiome series presented by Global Engage, grows bigger each year. More than 400 will converge on San Diego to hear 70 some speakers discuss the latest research and developments as well as engage … Read More

Time to Consider Probiotics for Burn Patients

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Painful burns in children are gut-wrenching, in more ways than one. As the third leading cause of death in children behind car accidents and drowning, burns can devastate the gut microflora which may lead to sepsis and organ failure. Enhancing immunity and preventing bacterial invasion from the gut has been a goal. Tube feedings enriched with glutamine and omega-3 fatty … Read More

Probiotics Sweeten Outcomes for Type 2 Diabetics

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Diabetes causes about 1.5 million deaths worldwide according to the World Health Organization. And a host of other threats—amputations, kidney failure, heart disease, vision problems and depression—await those living with diabetes. Most diabetics weren’t born with faulty blood sugar control. Nearly 90% have Type 2 diabetes or T2DM, a condition resulting from impaired insulin production and insulin resistance. Lifestyle factors—exercise … Read More

In Two-Thirds of Patients, Meds for Stomach Acids Overused

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Just a few decades ago, a nip of baking soda was all you used for annoying stomach acids. Today, a multi-billion dollar industry hawks antacids, histamine (H2) blockers, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) across vast shelves in drugstores,  supermarkets and warehouse stores. Snake oil or wonder drugs? Clearly, these popular remedies are effective at neutralizing stomach acids. If acid backwash coats the esophagus too often … Read More

In Colon Cancer, Probiotics Pay It Forward

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Why are rates of colon cancer (CRC) rising across the globe? Much blame goes to the “Western diet” with its red meat, processed foods and low fiber content, a deadly menu now exported into the remotest regions of the earth. Of course, our “Western medicine” via colonoscopy can find polyps and laser them out before cancer takes hold; prevention of … Read More