Novel Microbe Targeted in Obesity: Patrice Cani PhD Reports to IPA

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Among thousands of  weight loss strategies–mostly futile–microbes offer hope. Solid research supports the role of gut microbes in the inflammation, fat metabolism and metabolic disorders linked to obesity. Patrice Cani PhD of Brussels, Belgium shared his research on a novel new target last month at the 2016 Probiotics Symposium at Harvard. Prior studies revealed that abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila, a mucin-degrading bacterium, was inversely associated … Read More

Two Days, One Rob Knight in the Microbiome

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Specializing in translating microbial data into more digestible maps, University of California in San Diego scientist Rob Knight PhD spoke at two conferences IPA attended in the last few weeks. At the Harvard Probiotic Symposium 2106, Knight addressed the “Influence of the Microbiome on Body Weight Regulation.” Knight reviewed the studies in mice which support a microbial influence on obesity … Read More

Microbiome/ Probiotics Congress 2016 in San Diego Report

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IPA enjoyed both full days of the Probiotics Congress USA in La Jolla near San Diego, California on October3-4th.  And it was more than sunny days and probiotic-rich cuisine— kimchee, kefir and fermented mayonnaise–as the lineup included the 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum; therefore, this enterprising assembly brought academics and industry stakeholders to the table. Awareness in microbial … Read More

Probiotic Congress USA 2016: Synbiotics in Animal & Human Health

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IPA is excited to be attending Probiotics Congress USA in La Jolla near San Diego, California on October3-4th. Because the lineup includes the 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum, this enterprising assembly brings academics and industry stakeholders to the table. Awareness in microbial ecosystems in animal and human health has led to a surge in research, publications and companies … Read More

Prenatal Stress and the Developing Brain

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Listen to Dr. Tracy Bale comment on the microbiome in pregnancy at 2016 Harvard Probiotic Symposium. Dr. Tracy Bale MD, Professor of Neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania’s Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine presented “How Prenatal Stress can Program the Neonatal Brain” at 2016 Harvard Probiotic Symposium in September. Her research focuses on stress responses in neurological development and sex … Read More

Early Life Microbiota Impact Later Years

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Cesarean sections save lives. They are also overused in some hospitals where mothers and doctors want babies to appear on schedule without pain or distress. Recent research however shows that by detouring through the belly, baby is robbed of a rich bouquet of its mother’s microbes in the birth canal. Newborns delivered vaginally present with communities dominated by vaginal flora, such … Read More

2016 Harvard Probiotics Symposium

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 IPA is here to report that the 2016 Harvard Probiotics Symposium nailed it. And that means not just the array of delicious feeds at every turn but also the electric lineup of scientists from across the globe convening to share research and musings on this revolutionary field of microbes. In the upcoming weeks, IPA will share in-depth reports and short … Read More

Don’t Miss: Nutrasource Q&A with IPA’s George Paraskevakos

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International Probiotic’s Association is partnering with Nutrasource at the October SupplySide West 2016 in Las Vegas to bring the Probiotics Resource Center, an education and networking pavilion. Nutrasource’s Jennifer Andrews shares an insightful Q&A conducted with IPA’s Executive Director, George Paraskevakos. Some of the questions: How has the probiotics market changed in last 5 years? New areas being explored Challenges for probiotics companies … Read More

IPA Excited for 2016 Harvard Probiotics Symposium

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Metabolic and brain function are the focus of the 2016 Harvard Probiotics Symposium: Gut Health, Microbiota & Probiotics throughout the lifespan. Top researchers from around the globe will present their latest research in what promises to be a stimulating two days in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s a bit early for leaf peeping but Boston is colorful any time of year. Here’s … Read More

In Alzheimer’s, Microbes Mind the Mental Gap

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is fearsome, affecting 44 million people worldwide; worse, those numbers are growing as populations age. While seemingly random, AD does not strike equally. Western Europe and North America claim the most whereas AD is least prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa. Aha! Here’s a clue which lines up with the role of microbes in brain function, as well as … Read More