Tag Archives: probiotic

Probiotic hydrogels heal gut wounds other bandages can’t reach

Joshi’s and other laboratories have previously harnessed commensal strains of E. coli to secrete biofilm-forming nanofibers, and as living foundries for the fabrication of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, or substances that can help with environmental remediation by engineering the CsgA protein that the bacteria secrete, which self-assembles into curli nanofibers in the extracellular environment. In these… Read More »

Probiotic May Stop Staph

December 2018 Print this issue Health Capsule A new study suggests that people who have a certain helpful microbe, or probiotic, in their gut may be less likely to have harmful “staph” germs. Staph is short for Staphylococcus aureus. It’s a very common germ. Staph usually doesn’t cause problems. But it can cause boils, pneumonia,… Read More »

Bloated? Got thrush? 5 signs you need a probiotic

Bloated stomach? Gassy after eating? These are key signs your gut bacteria needs a helping hand – Sharon Walker investigates Probiotics are the buzz word in the wellness world right now. They’re the friendly bacteria beavering away in our intestines, and they impact everything from our mood to our weight. In fact, scientists believe that every adult… Read More »