In The Handmaid’s Tale, author Margaret Atwood depicts a future where mass infertility leads to draconian fixes. In our non-fiction world of 2017, inability to make a baby occurs but in numbers which won’t yet threaten the survival of humanity. But for couples wanting a child but incapable, the … [Read more...] about A Microbiome Link to Infertility
With this launch of IPA inSight, our goal is to share the best and brightest of probiotic news each month. You will enjoy IPA original content, curated buzz from the popular media, and breakthrough research results as well as alerts on engaging events, past and future. Think of us as your one-stop … [Read more...] about Newsletter Blast-off: IPA inSight
Misplaced your keys? No worries, but if you forget what that shiny object is --that may be a sign of dementia. Causes of dementia—dysfunction in memory or behavior—are many. The most feared, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is also the most common perpetrator, affecting many millions across the globe. … [Read more...] about Microbes in the Tangle of Dementia
Cholesterol has a bad reputation. Clogging arteries, damning up blood supply and eventually, on some fine day, causing a heart attack. This means cardiac tissue death, reduced pumping ability, forays into stents, balloons, and bypasses and for some of the worst cases, heart … [Read more...] about Probiotics: Keeping Cholesterol in Check?
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a significant cause of death for low birth weight premature infants. NEC means abdominal distension, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and bradycardia; it is reported in 10 to 25% of preterm infants and may affect 1/3 to1/2 of all low birth weight infants. The mortality … [Read more...] about Probiotics for Low Birth Weight Infants