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Computer-generated antibiotics, biosensor Band-Aids, and the quest to beat antibiotic resistance

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Imagine if a computer could learn from molecules found in nature and use an algorithm to generate new…
Some complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic show promise

November 13, 2019

A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to treat babies with…
The bacterium that produces the antibiotic phazolicin results in a more robust plant. Image credit: Dmitrii Y. Travin/NSF
Scientists discover new antibiotic in tropical forest

October 23, 2019

Scientists have discovered an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium in a Mexican tropical forest that may help…
Customized probiotics for turkeys may be an effective alternative to antibiotics

October 17, 2019

Veterinarians often deliver low-dose antibiotics to young turkeys as they develop in order to maximize their production and…
Link found between gut bacteria, successful joint replacement

July 19, 2019

Having healthy gut flora – the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines – could lower the risk…
Students create probiotic to help honeybees fight deadly fungus

January 10, 2019

A team of University of Alberta students are hoping to market a probiotic they created to help honeybees…
Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

November 29, 2018

Children with stomach viruses increasingly are given probiotics to ease symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. But a major…
Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination

October 18, 2018

In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics.…
Higher Levels Of Bifidobacteria In The Infant Gut Associated With Lower Antibiotic Resistance

September 28, 2018

Gut microbes in children may play a role in keeping antibiotic-resistant infections at bay, according to a new…
Husker-developed bacterium outperforms commercial probiotic

August 13, 2018

Surviving these Darwinian origins likely gave the probiotic a performance boost, says a new study published in the…
The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut

June 8, 2018

You are what you eat. Or so the saying goes. Science now tells us that we are what…
Broccoli in space: How probiotics could help grow veggies in microgravity

May 31, 2018

Astronauts at the International Space Station are spending more time away from Earth, but they still need their…
Good bacteria last longer with a sugar coating

January 16, 2018

If you have ever fallen prey to travelers’ tummy – or have needed to take a course of…
Helpful intestinal bacteria counteracts tendency to depression

December 27, 2017

New research suggests that the micro-organisms known as probiotics, which are normally providing health benefits in the intestines,…
Chewing gum and probiotics no good in alleviating sore throats

December 18, 2017

The use of probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throat symptoms — as an alternative to…
Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites

August 15, 2017

Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes…
Gut Feeling for Probiotics Benefits May Be Overstated, Study Shows

August 8, 2017

The protective effects of probiotics against colds, tummy bugs and more serious conditions have been exalted – and…
Study shows association between gut microbes and brain structure in people with irritable bowel syndrome

May 8, 2017

A new study by researchers at UCLA has revealed two key findings for people with irritable bowel syndrome…
A probiotic stress fix

March 21, 2017

U.S. soldiers face continuous periods of excessive stress in “fight-or-flight” situations, triggering surges of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters,…
Team reverses depression symptoms in mice using probiotics

March 8, 2017

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them…
Engineered Probiotics as Living Medicine

January 16, 2017

Modern medicine has found many ways to use a pill of chemicals to improve human health for people around the…
Probiotics described more than a century ago finally proved to be effective

October 30, 2016

We often hear that it is very important for us to take probiotics, especially in times when we…
Delivering beneficial bacteria to the GI tract

September 15, 2016

The human digestive tract contains trillions of bacteria, many of which help digest food and fight off harmful…
Zebrafish shed light on bacterial competition in the gut

July 28, 2016

Probiotics may be better in the future based on what UO researchers have seen in real time in…
Probiotics against heart disease

March 25, 2016

‘Friendly bacteria’ can play a role in helping to prevent high blood cholesterol levels, and support current treatment…
Probiotics against infection trial begins

December 3, 2015

£1.8m project to explore probiotics’ ability to prevent infections and reduce antibiotic use in care home residents The…
Primordial goo used to improve implants

November 16, 2015

CSIRO has developed an innovative new coating that could be used to improve medical devices and implants, thanks…
Probiotic formula reverses cow’s milk allergies by changing gut bacteria of infants

September 22, 2015

The gut bacteria of infants who developed tolerance to cow’s milk after treatment with probiotic formula showed significant…
In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract ​

August 29, 2015

Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit…
It takes a village… to protect us from dangerous infections? New microbiome research suggests so

July 25, 2015

Study of how gut bacteria team up to prevent C. difficile infection in mice could aid development of…
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