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Mystery of unique probiotic yeast solved with CRISPR

Microbiologists have found discovered that the yeast Saccharomyces boulardii produces high amounts of acetic acid. By locating the genetic basis for this, the researchers could cancel the acetic acid production to find its probiotic effect.

Can probiotics help stop honeybee colony collapse? Special

SeedLabs is focused on solving ecological problems, like honeybee colony collapse. The company has developed a BioPatty,TM a blend of probiotics for honeybees, that has demonstrated success in prevention and treatment of a fatal bacterial disease.

Bacteria help deliver fish-oil diet benefits

Diets rich in fish oil compared with diets where lard is the predominant fat lead to very different types of bacteria being found in the guts. The bacteria appear to help with the health benefits of fish oil and the harmful effects of lard.

Probiotic trial fails in ICU pilot study

New York - A large-scale study examining the effects of probiotics (beneficial bacteria) in preventing gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant bugs in intensive care units (ICUs) has not been successful, researchers report.

Evidence in support of a probiotic for gut health

Eating a probiotic encourages the activity of beneficial gut microbes, leading to improved gut health. This is according to a new study using a special live yogurt.

New probiotic hope for autoimmune diseases

Newcastle - Certain bacteria that can eat their way through yeast in the human gut could be the basis for new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases, according to some new research.

Possible probiotic treatment for premature babies

Scientists have put forward the idea that chemicals secreted by ‘good bacteria’, which typically live in the intestines of babies, could reduce the frequency and severity of diseases of premature infants.

Dannon Faces Lawsuit Which Claims Ads Mislead Consumers

A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by Trish Wiener, who claims that the yogurt maker falsely advertised their products "Activia, Activia Light and DanActive". Wiener feels Dannon betrayed everyone's trust.

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