written by Margaret Haldeman, Ph.D., Education & Communication Co-chair Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” 1. To be considered a true probiotic, a microorganism must confer a health benefit when … [Read more...] about Asked and Answered, AGAIN! Probiotics are safe!
by Gianfranco Grompone, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, BioGaia Microbiome science has reshaped some relevant biological concepts related to host-microbes interactions, establishing new insights on the functional mutualistic relationships between plants, vertebrates and its microbial … [Read more...] about Probiotics: old fellows to prevent modern diseases
Diversity enriches our global ecosystems. It appears to be no different for many sites of the human body hosting microbial populations — albeit with at least one striking exception. For example, vaginal microbiota is distinct in that greater bacterial diversity is seen in women with bacterial … [Read more...] about Diversity Matters in Microbiota
As promised, Probiota 2021 Summit in February offered expert speakers and vigorous panels who engaged on key issues affecting the business of the microbiome: European Regulatory Opportunities for the Next Decade:Beyond The GutPre & Probiotics Futures IPA has been dipping back into … [Read more...] about Probiota 2021 Summit, An Excerpt
In the last decade, Akkermansia muciniphila has emerged as a next-generation beneficial microorganism in a wide reach of health conditions. Now, new research advances a role for this relatively recently discovered microbe in combatting an influenza virus, a cause of infections and deaths … [Read more...] about Akkermansia muciniphila and influenza virus
To usher in 2021 with a bit of optimism, the International Probiotics Association sponsored a provocative webinar titled: Probiotic Innovations: A Reset Back to the Future. Executive Director George Paraskevakos introduced the 75-minute webinar — now available on demand — with an … [Read more...] about IPA Webinar 2021 Recap: Probiotic Innovations