Psychobiotics: No Longer Your Brain’s Imaginary Friend

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By Dr. Matthew A. Roberts, Ph.D., MBA, Chief Scientific Officer – KGK Science USA Research suggests that the microbiota may affect the way we feel, think, react, and remember although to date much of this has focused on animal models. The tide is shifting, with the consensus in the scientific community being that new research needs to be geared towards substantiating … Read More

Probiotics in Clinical Research: Stability Studies Matter

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By Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Associate Director of Clinical Trials, Nutrasource The importance of stability studies is highlighted in cases where a human intervention trial  demonstrates equivocal results, or worse yet, negative results. When there was no evidence to demonstrate that the probiotic survived for the duration of the study period, it could be plausible that results were due the premature expiration … Read More

Keystone: Microbiome in Health and Disease

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by Dr. Matthew A. Roberts, Ph.D., MBA,  Chief Scientific Officer – KGK Science USA   The human microbiota is a complex ecosystem living with its host and is responsive to the human condition capturing information on lifestyle, exposure to environmental factors, and our association with other humans as well as pets. We recently attended the Microbiome in Health and Disease … Read More

Clinical Study Designs for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea: Moving Forward

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Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Associate Director of Clinical Trials, Nutrasource Recent clinical research in the area of probiotics has led to advancements which have helped shape the future of probiotic clinical trials. One area that has presented substantial learning opportunities in the field is the study of antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD) and probiotic intake. AAD is a common side effect of … Read More