Topic: intestinal bacteria
The oligosaccharide microbiome modulator was no better than placebo at reducing lactose intolerance symptoms.
Genentech signed a $534 million contract with Microbiotica to pan gut bacteria for biomarkers, live bacterial drugs and new targets for IBD.
Sequencing the genes of 116 houseflies led scientists in Singapore to propose using the insects as early warning systems for emerging outbreaks.
Viome raised $15 million for its microbiome-sequencing platform, which uses machine learning to help patients avoid chronic disease.
Y Combinator-backed uBiome launched the world’s first sequencing-based microbiome screening test, which will provide patients and their physicians with more information about the bacteria in their gut.
New research from the Human Microbiology Institute has shown that many diseases, from Alzheimer’s to cancer and others, could be linked to bacterial viruses, a finding that could indicate those diseases are in fact contagious.