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2012-06-05 06:28:36

SAINT PAUL, Minn., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterologics, Inc., (OTCBB: ELGO.OB) a biotechnology company, is dedicated to the development of live biotherapeutic products for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders that it believes are poorly addressed by current therapies. Key examples include pouchitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and Clostridium difficile infections. Enterologics intends to license or acquire technology to build a product pipeline...

2012-05-22 02:27:29

SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Groundbreaking efforts to study and map human gut microbiota and to explore how probiotics can promote gut health were presented during the Symposium "The New Microbiota & Probiotics Paradigm" organized by Dr. Allan Walker, MD of Harvard Medical School's Division of Nutrition. The program explored real-world applications for managing gut disorders by utilizing the microbiota and probiotics paradigm. Probiotics are living organisms that can provide...

19th Century Shipwreck Beer Could Be Recreated
2012-05-13 05:02:54

Beer discovered two years ago onboard a shipwreck from the mid-1800s could possibly be recreated using living bacteria discovered in the brew, Finnish researchers announced last Thursday. According to Terhi Kinnunen of Reuters, Annika Wilhelmson from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland said that chemical analysis of the beer, which was recovered from a sunken ship near Aland islands in the Baltic Sea, has shown that it would be possible to make an alcoholic beverage similar to the...

2012-05-07 02:33:08

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. today announced the launch of Provella(TM), a probiotic dietary supplement specifically designed for women to promote digestive, feminine and immune health.* Provella(TM) helps restore and maintain balance of good bacteria to support digestive and vaginal health.* Taken once-daily by mouth, Provella(TM) tablets (www.provella.com) contain a proprietary blend of six bacteria strains that include: Lactobacillus...

2012-02-22 21:28:38

Functional foods containing bacteria with beneficial health effects, or probiotics, have long been consumed in Northern Europe and are becoming increasingly popular elsewhere. To be of benefit, however, the bacteria have to survive in the very hostile environment of the digestive tract. A group of scientists from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ã…s, Norway have developed a "model gastric system" for evaluating the survival of bacteria strains in the human digestive...

2012-02-22 07:00:00

STOCKHOLM, February 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 494 children showed that supplementation of Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis significantly reduced episodes of diarrhoea. Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis was particularly effective in children with lower nutritional status. Another probiotic strain, which was also tested, was without effect. Study design The six month long double-blind, placebo-controlled study was performed in...

2012-01-04 09:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee formed by Danone and YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD., announced the launch of the fifth annual Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO). This grant provides two awards, each in the amount of $50,000, to promising young researchers. This year, the grant will continue to focus on the role of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in health and wellness. Applications will be...

2011-11-18 07:12:00

VSL#3, classified as medical food, is designated for the dietary management of UC, ileal pouch and IBS As clinical studies continue to validate the use of probiotics to help promote general gastrointestinal health, a growing U.S. market1 for probiotics indicates that the U.S. healthcare community and consumers alike are recognizing the value of these beneficial microorganisms. However, because most probiotics are classified as dietary supplements, directing patients to the best probiotic...

2011-10-20 13:09:47

Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work. A new study has found a scientific 'design' for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease. The research by academics at the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine is published online in the journal PLoS ONE. Most probiotics on the market, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are lactic acid bacteria....

2011-09-07 09:00:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Probiotics company Yakult U.S.A. Inc. marks its fourth consecutive year showcasing its namesake probiotic drink and its ground-breaking research at the nation's largest annual gathering of dietitians. The American Dietetic Association's 2011 Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (ADA FNCE) in San Diego will attract an estimated 10,000 dietitians from around the country and each will have the opportunity to meet with Yakult representatives...


Latest Lactobacillaceae Reference Libraries

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2011-04-18 21:59:17

Lactobacillus casei is a species of genus Lactobacillus found in the human intestine and mouth. Since it produces lactic acid it helps with the propagation of desirable bacteria. This species is documented to have a wide pH and temperature range. It also improves digestion and reduces lactose intolerance and constipation. Most often L. casei is industrial, specifically for diary production. L. Casei is the dominant species of non-starter lactic acid bacteria present in ripening Cheddar...

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2011-04-18 21:52:41

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species in the genus Lactobacillus. It is a homo-fermentative species, fermenting sugars into lactic acid, which grows readily at rather low pH values and has an optimum growth temperature of 37 °C. It occurs naturally in the human and animal gastrointestinal tract, mouth, and vagina. Some strains have probiotic characteristics. Strains are commercially used in many dairy products. It is part of the normal vaginal flora and the acid it produces can help...

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