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Peanut Allergy Treatment Works Long Term

By Jef Akst | August 17, 2017

Four years after taking a probiotic and peanut protein for 18 months, two-thirds of children in a small clinical trial can eat peanuts with no health issues.


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Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in Infants

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 16, 2017

An oral mix of a pre- and probiotic can decrease deaths from the condition, according to the results of a large clinical trial conducted in rural India. 


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TS Picks: May 13, 2015

By Tracy Vence | May 13, 2015

Profiles edition


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How a Popular Probiotic Works

By Kerry Grens | April 16, 2015

Eating a type of bacterium encourages the activity of other gut microbes, according to a small study.


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Sealed With a Kiss

By Bob Grant | November 17, 2014

A single intimate smooch can transfer upwards of 80 million bacteria.


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DNA Tape Recorder

By Kate Yandell | November 13, 2014

Researchers have created a system that edits DNA in response to chemical stimuli or light, allowing bacteria to record environmental events in their genetic material.

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Gut Microbes Treat Illness

By Chris Palmer | July 10, 2013

Oral administration of a cocktail of bacteria derived from the human gut reduces colitis and allergy-invoked diarrhea in mice.


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Acne-Fighting Bacteria

By Kate Yandell | March 2, 2013

Some Propionibacterium acnes strains may help prevent pimples.


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Bacterial Sentinels of Noses

By Ruth Williams | September 12, 2012

Friendly sinus bacteria may keep sinusitis-causing strains in check.


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Alternative Medicines

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2012

As nonconventional medical treatments become increasingly mainstream, we take a look at the science behind some of the most popular.


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