Cardiovascular disease (CVD) — the leading cause of death across the globe —takes an estimated 17.9 million lives annually. CVD, in brief Though cardiovascular diseases encompass a wide range of heart and blood vessel disorders, 80% of deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes. Risk … [Read more...] about Probiotics & Cholesterol Levels: An Update
As gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) soars globally, alternatives to traditional therapies are welcomed. An excellent review — described below — looked at the ability of probiotics to alleviate symptoms in GERD. GERD, a little background Gastroesophageal reflux disease commonly known … [Read more...] about Role for Probiotics in GERD?
“You may be a surprised,” said Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD, “but we already live arguably in a post-CRISPR world where some people afflicted with genetic disease have already been treated with and cured with genome-editing based gene therapies.” For those of us still living in a pre-CRISPR world, Dr. … [Read more...] about CRISPR for Next-Gen Probiotics
Breast cancer is all too common. One in eight women who lives to age 85 years will develop breast cancer over the course of a lifetime. Much is known about breast cancer prevention and treatment. Science has produced advanced drugs and therapies that can lead to better outcomes. And changes in … [Read more...] about Role for Probiotics in Breast Cancer?
As the pandemic continues to bulldoze its way through all parts of life — health, finances and social — the probiotics industry must adapt. Indeed, the International Probiotic Association (IPA) converted quickly to digital conferencing and online outreach to keep its members and the public … [Read more...] about COVID-19 & Probiotics, a Webinar
Rocketing to outer space may be one escape from earthly pandemics. But as any astronaut can attest, entering microgravity poses its own unique health challenges. For example, gut function and numerous bodily systems are impacted. Scientists now believe that the microbiota of the gut may be a … [Read more...] about Potential for Synbiotics in Space Travel