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Researcher Finds Evidence Probiotics May Alleviate Progression of ALS

Feb 2, 2017 - KCU staff An imbalance of bacteria in the digestive tract may contribute to the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) according to new research led by KCU scientist Jingsong Zhou, PhD and Jun Sun, PhD of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Their preliminary research suggests probiotics could be a potential

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In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

August 27, 2015 By Kristina Sauerwein WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PHOTO The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (above) was no more effective than regular medical care in preventing the colonization of superbugs in the gastrointestinal tracts of critically ill patients, according to a pilot study by Washington University researchers. Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients

Next Generation: Souped-up Probiotics Pinpoint Cancer

Genetically engineered commensal bacteria help researchers detect cancer metastases in mouse livers. By Kate Yandell | May 28, 2015 CHRIS BICKEL, SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINEThe technique: Researchers at MIT and the University of California, San Diego, have programmed a probiotic Escherichia coli strain to detect cancer metastases in the liver. The team used these bacteria, described

Autism Symptoms In Mice Decreased With Probiotics, Study Says

Huffington Post, by Kathleen Miles ~ December 13, 2013 Probiotics seem to decrease autism-like symptoms in mice, according to a new study. When California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers treated mice bred to display autism-like behaviors with a probiotic therapy, they found that the mice were more communicative, less anxious and less likely to engage