Expert panel calls for increased transparency so consumers can identify quality probiotics

Probiotics are increasingly being researched and marketed as functional ingredients to enhance health. As the market for these products grows, consumers face difficulty in distinguishing between high- and low-quality products. In the current context, is it possible to have certainty about which strains of probiotics are in a given product and at what quantities, and…

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Researchers discover the Achilles’ heel of an aggressive brain cancer

IMAGE: Figure shows patient-derived glioblastoma in murine brain treated with saline (control, left panel) or clemastine (right panel). Glioblastoma cells (red) are known to invade the brain (blue). Invasive glioblastoma cells… view more  Glioblastoma is the most prevalent and also the most lethal type of brain tumour in adults, with no curative treatment currently available. Glioblastomas…

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Research on repetitive worm behavior may have implications for understanding human disease

IMAGE: Human astrocytes are important for brain signaling. Researchers are gaining new insights into their function by studying their worm equivalent. view more  Credit: Laboratory of Developmental Genetics at The Rockefeller University Repetition can be useful if you’re trying to memorize a poem, master a guitar riff, or just cultivate good habits. When this kind of…

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