World Microbiome Day is celebrated on June 27th this year. Diversity is the theme: the event will celebrate diversity of microbes, microbiome habitats and diets to feed microbiomes. In addition, diversity among microbiome researchers will be spotlighted. World Microbiome Day 2020 will … [Read more...] about World Microbiome Day Spotlights Diversity
Bone fractures severely affect quality of life and mortality in aging populations. Fortunately, research on the impact of gut microbiota (GM) on bone metabolism identifies potential new targets to modify bone mineral density. Indeed, probiotics may one day be part of effective treatment. … [Read more...] about Probiotics: Part of the Skeleton Crew?
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
The IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2020 brings together global experts to share insights on scientific and market aspects of the synbiotic field. Probiota Americas is the leading annual event for the prebiotic, probiotic and the microbiota-focused food and pharma … [Read more...] about IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2020 in Washington DC
Oral cavities are swarming with microbes—some beneficial and some harmful. In the latter group is the notorious salivary mutans streptococcus (S. mutans). This bacterium causes dental caries or cavities. With healthy diets, regular check-ups, cleanings, flossing and fluoride treatments, we try … [Read more...] about Probiotics Take Oral Exams
Dietary fibers shape the gut microbiota. These prebiotics determine microbial structure and function; we truly are what we eat. Targeted Approach to Health Recently, researchers delved into how specific fibers may define the microbial picture in human guts. This targeted approach has … [Read more...] about A New Look at Prebiotic Fibers