Microbes Target Mid-life Brain Crisis

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Middle age is hard to nail down.  It really demands a psychic ability to predict how long one may live. A better gauge may be when a new spouse or a sports car appears. For scientists, naturally, there is a definition: “Male middle age is a transitional period where many physiological and psychological changes occur leading to cognitive and behavioral … Read More

IPA Rocks Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim

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IPA’s George Paraskevakos and Elisa Fernandez travelled to the Natural Products Expo West in southern California this week to scope out new products and established vendors in the probiotic space. Among the 3500 exhibitors, IPA member companies hosted dynamic pavilions and educational events. George commented from the show: “Another Expo West is upon us and once again IPA is in attendance. … Read More

Journalists Get Schooled on the Microbiome

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The popular press has discovered probiotics. Barely a week goes by when a provocative story doesn’t herald the ups and downs of microbiome research. Often these headlines feel like a wild ride on a roller coaster when the science is actually far less dramatic. For example, two recent studies published in the September 6th issue of Cell by scientists at … Read More

IPA Bets Big on SupplySide West in Las Vegas Nov 6-10

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Strategy meets science as more than 16,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from a wide-range of industries gather at SupplySide West  this November. Leaders in dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition will share expertise in product development for the global economy. Over 1,300 exhibitors and 140 hours of educational and conference programming will spotlight new trends. Held at the beautiful … Read More

Age of Anxiety Calls for Probiotic Research

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With soaring numbers of people taking anxiety-reducing drugs, it is good to remember that anxiety is a highly-valuable defense mechanism evolved over many thousands of years of evolution. Anxiety triggers cortisol release in essential fight-or-flight responses. Ergo, a calm demeanor in the face of real threats may cost life or limb. These days, the mounting stress of digital media, noise, health … 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

Probiotics Resource Center Schedule Oct 6-7

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IPA is partnering with  Nutrasource to bring the Probiotics Resource Center (T129) to SupplySide West 2016 in Las Vegas. Industry experts at leading probiotic and prebiotic companies will speak at booth T129 on Oct 6 & 7 from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. Lecture Schedule: Thursday, October 6 10:30 am – Probiotics and Respiratory Infections Dupont – Markus Lehtinen, Ph.D., Technology Leader, Active Nutrition 11:30 am … 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

FDA Extends Comment Period for NDIs

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period for the revised draft guidance for industry entitled “Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues,” that appeared in the Federal Register of August 12, 2016. They  are taking this action in response to requests to extend the comment period to allow interested persons additional time to submit … Read More