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‘Drink like there is tomorrow’: Inside the quest to prevent hangovers with a GMO probiotic

Engineered probiotics and other microbes provide amazing opportunities ...
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Probiotics as ‘living medicine’: Synthetic biology takes on gut diseases, metabolic syndromes

Engineered probiotics could relieve patients of metabolic diseases ...
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Probiotics may help humans stay healthy. Could they benefit other animals, too?

Researchers eye microbes as a tool for fighting disease epidemics in bats, frogs, corals and more ...
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‘Better’ gut bacteria probably won’t turn you into an elite athlete. But could it give you a performance boost?

Athletes getting an edge from a probiotic boost may be more realistic than once thought ...
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Viewpoint: Why the New York Times failed with its coverage of overhyped probiotics obesity treatment

Adding to the steaming pile of unsubstantiated hype over probiotics, the New York Times ran an uncritical article ... suggesting ...
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‘Wildly popular’ and unproven probiotics may interfere with some treatments

Probiotics are wildly popular. After all, the microbial cocktails are available over the counter and have been shown to be ...
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Why probiotics could actually be bad for you

Millions of Americans take probiotics—live bacteria deemed useful—assuming there can be only positive effects. The truth is that you really ...
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Novel therapies to combat deadly superbugs caused by antibiotic overuse

The overuse and misuse of antibiotics are key factors behind the evolution of so-called superbugs, multiresistant bacteria that are growing ...
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Why we may need a ‘Noah’s Ark’ of microbes to protect our health in the future

Preserving human microbiomes today, especially the more diverse ones from traditional peoples in developing nations, may provide treatments for diseases ...
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Why probiotics may or may not help you—and could even harm you

From pickles and candy bars to pills and protein powders, probiotics are touted as a health boon in all flavors ...
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‘Stuck on the spin cycle’: Probiotic supplements linked to ‘brain fog’

Given their current popularity, you might assume that probiotics—capsules containing a mix of “good” bacteria that are said to rebalance ...
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How do we know if probiotics are safe if studies don’t report risks?

As consumer interest grows in probiotics and other supplements that claim to regulate gut microbes, experts are posing a critical ...
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Can probiotics help those suffering with metabolic syndrome, obesity?

In recent years, efforts to manage metabolic syndrome have fallen in with the lucrative, but untested weight loss market. Chief ...
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Scoop on ‘leaky gut syndrome’–And effect of pathogenic gut microbes on health

Do microbes in your gut cause pathologies elsewhere in the body like the heart? ...