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Does breast milk influence infants’ intestinal microbiota?

A large number of health-related benefits of probiotics have led to the development of a new discipline called probiogenomics, which focuses on the molecular mechanisms of probiotic activities. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the next-generation probiotics…

Flavonoids with potential to fight allergies and inflammation

In a recent study published in the Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy journal, researchers explored the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties of flavonoids. Chronic inflammation is crucial to the initiation and progression of chronic disorders such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, asthma, and allergies.…

How micro(nano)plastics interact with human gut microbiota

In a recent study published in the Microbial Biotechnology journal, researchers explored the health effects of micro(nano)plastics and their degraded products on the gut microbiome. The consequences of plastic waste on the environment and human, animal, and plant health have…

Study sheds new light on the role of IgA in food allergies

A recent Science Translational Medicine study reports that food-specific immunoglobulin A (IgA) present in the human gut does not provide protection against food allergies. Study: Food-specific immunoglobulin A does not correlate with natural tolerance to peanut or egg allergens. Image Credit:…