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Automatic AI-powered Tumor Budding

Tumor Budding has been shown in numerous studies to be an independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer (CRC) for the risk of distant metastasis and, in stage II CRC, for overall survival. Fraunhofer IIS and the Institute for Pathology, University Hospital Erlangen are developing an AI system to automatically detect tumor budding in CRC patients.

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How to beneficially modulate vaginal microbiota to optimise women’s health

Each woman has a unique vaginal microbiota composition, which is dynamic and affected by diet, lifestyle, hormones, genetics, and age. In the past decade, exploration of the human microbiota has focused increasingly on vaginal microbiota composition and diversity and its impact on health, reproduction, and disease.

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Digital Pathology in Drug Development: Opportunities and Challenges

We recently caught up with Dr Olulanu Aina, Scientific Director and Veterinary and Toxicological Pathologist at Janssen, about digital pathology applications in drug discovery...

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Gut-brain axis insights: why the microbiota holds therapeutic potential for neuro-developmental disorders

Evidence is emerging that there are important connections between the gut microbiome and neurodevelopmental disorders. In a guest post for World Autism Awareness Month this April, Chris Kenji Beer reviews recent discoveries.

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Probiotics save the gut microbiome from antibiotics

Antibiotics consumption is increasing worldwide, yet these therapies not only destroy pathogens but also damage our vital intestinal flora.

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Hafnia alvei HA4597™ – a new clinically validated solution in weight management

Hyperphagia is a common underlying cause of overweight and obesity. However, the dieting approaches towards weight loss are usually ineffective due to a persistent increase in appetite. Most of the current products in weight management are based on the principle of sugar/fat blockers and binders which has proven to be rather short-term solution.

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Making the microbiome accessible to millennials

In 2017 Lisa and Alanna MacFarlane started The Gut Stuff to bring gut health science and nutritional information together for the millennial generation. We spoke to Lisa about educating consumers and marketing products in gut health.

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4 ways to ensure probiotic quality that matters

Probiotics have been recommended for many conditions during the past century, ranging from long-term immunomodulatory effects to proven benefits in the management of chronic diseases. There is an increased availability of commercial products containing probiotic strains. Do all of them indeed provide health benefits for their consumers? I am convinced they don’t.

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