A mega-merger between International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) and DuPont nutrition & biosciences unit will create a new industry giant worth more than $45 billion (€40.4 billion), say those involved in the deal.
The crucial role of microbiota metabolites, and the potential for new technology to create personalised solutions based on scientists understanding of them, has been highlighted by a leading academic from Japan.
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences are to partner with TED Talks to present a series of sustainability-related sessions that discuss among other topics, the infant gut microbiota role on health in later life.
Could an individual’s microbiome indicate how wealthy they are? That is the premise for a team of scientists, who suggest a healthy gut and its microbe profile are linked to social and economic status.
Clinical trials involving diet are severely under-funded and more difficult to complete than drugs studies, say researchers who warn that nutrition studies are prone to bias, are often too small and of too short duration and regularly change outcome...