Gut Health

IPAWC + Probiota 2023: Early bird discount expires this week

IPAWC + Probiota 2023: Early bird discount expires this week

By Stephen Daniells

From the phage opportunity to microbiome modulation for athletic performance, the science around HMOs, synbiotic mechanisms of action, and the gut-brain axis, the upcoming IPA World Congress + Probiota is not to be missed.

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Scientists construct complex, complete prototype for the microbiome

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers figured out a way to build a synthetic microbiome that housed 100+ human gut strains to form a stable and resilient community – an accomplishment that is helping them learn more about the connections between the microbiome and human health.

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Preparation and prevention: How to guide women through menopause

By Nikki Hancocks

Menopause is yet another area of women’s health that has been hugely under-resourced but there are exciting developments in the scientific world and big opportunities for innovation, especially within the spaces of gut health and sleep.

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NICE recommends faecal transplant for bowel infections

By Nikki Hancocks

Hundreds of people with recurrent bowel infections could be treated with gut bacteria taken from a healthy donor’s poo, according to experts at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Guest Article

Improving skin health with microbiome modulators

By Guus Kortman, Scientist and Senior Project Manager Microbiomics, and Janneke Ouwerkerk, Department Head Microbiology, at NIZO

Nizo experts discuss some of the key issues and challenges facing the nutraceutical and food ingredient industry today.

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Probiotic L. casei 63 may limit sarcopenia in the elderly: Study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Supplementation with Lacticaseibacillus casei 63 (L. casei 63) may help reduce sarcopenia in frail elderly people by promoting insulin sensitivity, metabolic efficiency, and muscle protein anabolism, according to a French study.

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Industry Perspectives

Gut health: A market on the rise

By Stephen Daniells

The global gut health is variously estimated at around €15-30 billion and predicted to grow by around 8% annually at least to the end of the decade, but what are the opportunities and hurdles for companies wanting to win in it?

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Akkermansia’s immune benefits linked to specific phospholipid

By Stephen Daniells

The potential immunomodulatory properties of Akkermansia muciniphila may be linked to a specific type of phosphatidylethanolamine, says a new paper in Nature that deepens our understanding of how this bacterium supports human health.

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