by Bruno Pot, Food microbiologist, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Brussels, Belgium Does the name Lactobacillus ring a bell? Did you think you knew what lactobacilli were? Yes? Sorry, as of today you might need to study again! No?, then please read this message too. What happened … [Read more...] about Taxonomy, Updated
by Sandra Saville RD, IPA Education and Communications Committee, reviewed by Artur Ouwehand PhD and IPA Scientific Committee With health presently top of mind, many questions surround what we can do to keep healthy and support the immune system. Maintaining a healthy immune system … [Read more...] about Immune Impacts of Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics
As hallmarks of the coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, respiratory infections can lead to inflammation, pneumonia and even death. Lung epithelial cells act as the first line of defense against pathogens. In addition, these cells can trigger microbial defense, enhancing innate and adaptive immune … [Read more...] about Respiratory Microbes and Lung Inflammation
IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2020 postponed until November In light of the ongoing novel Coronavirus (COVID19) public health emergency, IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas has been postponed until November 16-18, 2020 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Washington DC. IPA World … [Read more...] about IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2020 postponed until November
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses exponentially, the world is struggling to contain it through social distancing, lockdowns and quarantines. Unlike the influenza virus, which can also be deadly, there are no medications to temper this virus nor vaccines to prevent it. Backstory on … [Read more...] about COVID-19: A Role for Probiotics in Immunity?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be hard to shake. The chance of recurrence after the first episode in healthy 18–29 year-old women has been reported as 24%. Unfortunately, the traditional treatment of antibiotics may cause resistance. For this reason, other therapies are being explored. … [Read more...] about Urinary Tract Infection? Probiotics May Help