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A mouse model of lupus benefited from probiotic treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding1

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota exists in the pathogenesis of many autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). This problem becomes particularly serious during pregnancy, with a worsening of the disease signs in post-delivery. The group coordinated by Xin M. Luo evaluated the structure of the intestinal microbiota in a mouse model of [...]

Modulation of the intestinal microbiota to improve diabetic patients’ health

An interesting study has been presented at the annual EASD meeting (European Association for the Study of Diabetes) by a Czechoslovakian research group coordinated by Dr Kahleova and colleagues who studied how a low-fat vegan diet may induce changes in the composition of the intestinal microbiota in overweight and obese adults. The [...]

Antimicrobial resistance: act now

Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them. On 18th [...]

Highly concentrated probiotics for the intestinal health of patients with systemic sclerosis

Patients with Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) display important alterations in the gastrointestinal function, which are being studied by many researchers, such as the gastroenterologist Julian Thumboo and his colleagues from Singapore. The initial idea of Dr. Thumboo was to evaluate if a supplementation  with the De Simone Formulation could improve intestinal activity [...]

Highly concentrated probiotics to improve cognitive function

Recent evidences confirm that probiotics can modulate the intestinal microbiota, intestinal permeability and immune response: hence, the suggestive and reasonable hypothesis that an integration with probiotics could also improve the cognitive dysfunction and be helpful in patients affected by cirrhosis. This was the main goal of Dr Germán Soriano and colleagues, [...]