Mix and Match Microbes to Make Probiotics Last

October 3, 2016

Scientists have tried to alter the human gut microbiota to improve health by introducing beneficial probiotic bacteria. Yet commercially available probiotics do not establish themselves in the gut. A study published September 29 in Cell Host & Microbe suggests that it is possible to alter the microbial ecosystem in the human gut for at least six months by introducing a single, ecologically appropriate bacterial strain.

DNA 'Scrunching' Could be New Target for Antiviral Drugs

June 8, 2016

Vaccines have saved countless lives since their first use more than 200 years ago. But treatments for infections once they take hold can be hard to come by. Now scientists could be onto a new approach to developing antiviral therapies.