Posted 30th August 2019 by Liv Sewell
NAFLD is the primary contributor to chronic liver disease worldwide with incident rates of 20-30% in western countries and 5-18% in Asia. The discovery of early stage biomarkers for patients with the reversible form of the disease is therefore a research priority. Recent work has shown perturbation of the microbiome and specific microbiome-associated metabolites contribute to the phenotype of NAFLD.
Posted 23rd August 2019 by Jane Williams
The Microbiome & Probiotics Series: Europe is one of the highlights of our calendar year. Kristin Neumann, author & founder of MyMicrobiome was one of our speakers on the cosmeceuticals track and was kind enough to write the following recap of the event, for people who weren’t able to attend this year. You can read the original article here.
Posted 9th August 2019 by Jane Williams
Following the Microbiome R&D & Business Collaboration Forum, we have made the following presentation slides available from Finn Terge Hegge, Angela Sessitsch, Evelina Munukka and Jonathan de Jonge.
Posted 5th August 2019 by Jane Williams
Karl Cameron Schiller is co-founder of Pheronym, a Davis-based agriculture biotech start-up using a new kind of pheromone from microscopic roundworms called nematodes to control agricultural pests. We asked him about his work.
Posted 24th July 2019 by Jane Williams
Sarah Strauss is a soil microbial ecologist at the University of Florida. Her interests lie in understanding the interactions between soil microbes and crops, with the hope that improved understanding will benefit crop production.
We spoke to her about her work ahead of her presentation at the 4th Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress: USA.
The interactions between soil microbes and plants are still very much uncharted territory, which makes it an exciting area of study. This is especially the case for the interactions between soil microbes and crops in agricultural systems. For example, we know that there are bacteria and fungi that can influence plant growth or soil nutrient availability, but most of those studies have been done with only a few plant species or under very specific growing conditions. Much of my research is looking at what interactions are occurring between specific crops in field conditions – and how those interactions might differ based on specific conditions or crops in a farmer’s field.
Posted 19th July 2019 by Jane Williams
Population increases and patterns of consumption will put pressure on animal protein supply and price over the coming decades. Plant proteins are a viable alternative, but have a lower digestibility then animal proteins.
Posted 15th July 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Following the Microbiome R&D & Business Collaboration Forum, we have made the following presentation slides from Karoline Faust, Dirk Hadrich, Lesley Hoyles & Jos Seegers available.
Posted 12th July 2019 by Jane Williams
Numerous skincare brands incorporate lysates in their formulas. However, few brands are able to harness live and active bacteria in addition to the lysates. Neither is an easy task when it comes to formulation however, we can all acknowledge and appreciate the difficulty in working with live probiotics. So, what are the benefits and is this extra challenge worth the effort?