Probiotic

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".
What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are thought to be beneficial in preventing several health conditions. They are usually consumed as supplements or yoghurts and are also referred to as “good bacteria.”

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Drinking green tea may benefit people with food allergies

Drinking green tea may benefit people with food allergies

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Gut bacteria can boost effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, mice study suggests

Gut bacteria can boost effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, mice study suggests

Researchers engineer probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies to tumors

Researchers engineer probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies to tumors

Gut microbes in wasps help overcome pesticides

Gut microbes in wasps help overcome pesticides

Miracle probiotics? Take claims with a pinch of salt, says study

Miracle probiotics? Take claims with a pinch of salt, says study

Parkinson’s disease could be prevented by gut microbes

Parkinson’s disease could be prevented by gut microbes

Probiotic drink could offer novel way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Probiotic drink could offer novel way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Gut bacteria could protect against Parkinson’s, research suggests

Gut bacteria could protect against Parkinson’s, research suggests

Gut disease and gene analysis networks

Gut disease and gene analysis networks

A network approach to explore the causes of IBD

A network approach to explore the causes of IBD

Yeasts derived from food can reduce multi-drug resistant fungal infections

Yeasts derived from food can reduce multi-drug resistant fungal infections

Lactobacillus balances intestinal microbiome and ameliorates chronic alcohol-induced liver injury

Lactobacillus balances intestinal microbiome and ameliorates chronic alcohol-induced liver injury

Dead probiotic reduces age-related leaky gut in older mice, study finds

Dead probiotic reduces age-related leaky gut in older mice, study finds

Genetically engineered living hydrogel material facilitates intestinal wound healing

Genetically engineered living hydrogel material facilitates intestinal wound healing

Drops containing a specific probiotic strain can reduce colic in infants

Drops containing a specific probiotic strain can reduce colic in infants

New study could help prevent fatal infections in babies

New study could help prevent fatal infections in babies

New human colon-on-a-chip enables in vitro study of mucus physiology

New human colon-on-a-chip enables in vitro study of mucus physiology

New model for late-onset sepsis explores potential treatments for neonatal infection

New model for late-onset sepsis explores potential treatments for neonatal infection