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2011-07-06 16:02:29

Probiotics, often referred to as 'good bacteria', are known to promote a healthy gut, but can they promote a healthy mind? Exploring the new world of neurological probiotics, researchers in BioEssays present new ideas on how neurochemicals delivered directly to the gut, via probiotic intestinal microbiota, exert their beneficial effects in maintaining gastrointestinal health and even psychological well-being. The research, led by Professor Mark Lyte from Texas Tech University Health Sciences...

2011-01-27 00:03:01

Researchers at RIKEN, Yokohama City University and the University of Tokyo have uncovered how gut bifidobacteria protect the body against lethal infection by enhancing the defenses of colonic epithelium. Published in this week's issue of Nature, the finding provides first-ever clues on the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of gut microbiota, promising more effective probiotic therapies for a variety of disorders and diseases. (PRWeb UK) January 26, 2011 In recent years, new...

2010-12-01 00:17:04

Vidazorb®'s Product Line Offers Essential Probiotics That Make Great Gifts for the Whole Family Beltsville, MD (Vocus) November 30, 2010 Vidazorb® Probiotics offers a line of supplements that are sure to please the entire family this holiday season. When it comes to health, no two people are created alike. Factors such as age and gender play a role in determining the likelihood of an individual suffering from certain ailments. For example, men are more likely to experience heartburn...

2010-09-30 08:35:01

Tokyo, Sept 29, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. and Shinshu University venture company Anaeropharma Science, Inc. today announced that they have concluded an option agreement concerning APS001, a novel anticancer agent currently under development at Anaeropharma Science that utilizes characteristic features of Bifidobacterium longum, as well as an agreement concerning the discovery of novel anticancer agents that utilize Bifidobacterium as a drug delivery system. The two contracts...

2010-06-30 11:06:00

CINCINNATI, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent GfK Roper "Gut Check" survey*, sponsored by Align(®), showed some common misconceptions about the digestive system. The national online survey was conducted to find out how people feel about their digestive system and what actions they take to keep it functioning normally. Survey results also revealed that approximately one in four survey participants experience occasional digestive upsets and of those, one in five have been...

2010-06-09 07:30:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The more than 70 million Americans who suffer from occasional digestive upsets can now take extra comfort in a convenient, two-in-one probiotic plus fiber supplement that potentially alleviates the need for multiple products and steps to relief. Phillips'(TM) Colon Health® Probiotic + Fiber, the newest addition to Bayer Consumer Care's popular digestive health line, uses an innovative approach by combining its proprietary blend...

2009-12-25 21:45:30

Researchers have uncovered the complete genetic make-up of the cavity-causing bacterium Bifidobacterium dentium Bd1, revealing the genetic adaptations that allow this microorganism to live and cause decay in the human oral cavity. The study, led by Marco Ventura's Probiogenomics laboratory at the University of Parma, and Prof. Douwe van Sinderen and Dr Paul O'Toole of the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork, is published December 24 in the open-access journal PLoS...

2009-07-28 10:01:00

MADISON, Wis., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's health environment, harmful cold and flu strains can travel the globe and pose serious risk to young children. And, at the same time, the FDA has issued warnings about administering over-the-counter cough and cold medications to children under the age of four. Parents of young children are in a quandary as to how to keep their kids safe and healthy. Many are embracing preventative measures to improve their child's immune system and ward off...

2009-05-08 13:25:18

Women given probiotics -- good bacteria -- in the first trimester of their pregnancy had less belly fat one year after giving birth, Finnish researchers said. Kirsi Laitinen of the University of Turku in Finland presented her findings at the European Congress on Obesity in Amsterdam. Laitinen said the research suggests manipulating the balance of bacteria in the gut may help fight obesity. In the study, 256 women were randomly divided into three groups during the first trimester of pregnancy....


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.