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Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be healthy for the host organism. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: "Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host".
New antibiotic discovered in Mexican tropical forest

New antibiotic discovered in Mexican tropical forest

Probiotics can help curb malnutrition over next two decades, says Bill Gates

Probiotics can help curb malnutrition over next two decades, says Bill Gates

Kibow Biotech celebrates 22nd anniversary with plans to expand its product portfolio

Kibow Biotech celebrates 22nd anniversary with plans to expand its product portfolio

Short-term probiotic therapy regimen may improve symptoms of gout, kidney disease

Short-term probiotic therapy regimen may improve symptoms of gout, kidney disease

Researchers discover how bacterial enzyme removes inflammation-causing meat carbohydrates

Researchers discover how bacterial enzyme removes inflammation-causing meat carbohydrates

Study describes initial baseline healthy gut microbiome database and abundance profile

Study describes initial baseline healthy gut microbiome database and abundance profile

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Researchers publish microbial profile to support growing field of gut research

Researchers publish microbial profile to support growing field of gut research

Gut microbiome could be used to predict individual's risk of bowel cancer

Gut microbiome could be used to predict individual's risk of bowel cancer

Novel approach could help prevent sepsis in burn patients

Novel approach could help prevent sepsis in burn patients

Understanding yeast with probiotic properties

Understanding yeast with probiotic properties

Probiotic use helps reduce health care cost and societal impact of flu-like RTIs

Probiotic use helps reduce health care cost and societal impact of flu-like RTIs

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health

Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health

Company expands development plans for drugs which slow progression to dialysis

Company expands development plans for drugs which slow progression to dialysis

Genetics may influence the composition of the microbiome more than environmental factors

Genetics may influence the composition of the microbiome more than environmental factors

Scientists investigate how fungus interacts with bacteria to trigger Crohn's disease

Scientists investigate how fungus interacts with bacteria to trigger Crohn's disease

Intestinal microbes may affect course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Intestinal microbes may affect course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Probiotic containing common gut bacterium could halve cardiovascular disease rates

Probiotic containing common gut bacterium could halve cardiovascular disease rates

A bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study shows

A bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study shows