Major clinical trial using probiotics to address Severe Acute Malnutrition makes the cover of Science Translational Medicine

A major clinical trial examining the potential to address clinical parameters of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among infants was published today in Science Translational Medicine. The study was selected as the cover article in this issue. The researchers found that infants with SAM had lower levels of a key infant gut microbe, B. infantis. ProbioticContinue reading “Major clinical trial using probiotics to address Severe Acute Malnutrition makes the cover of Science Translational Medicine”

New paper on probiotics and their potential to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis

See this recent paper below discussing the impact of a B. infantis probiotic on a devastating disease that affects preterm infants, using a mouse model of the disease. This work was a collaboration with researchers at the University of Iowa; the University of California, Davis; the University of Nebraska Lincoln; and scientists in industry (EvolveContinue reading “New paper on probiotics and their potential to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis”

New Editorial in American Journal of Gastroenterology

Dr. Frese and Dr. Mark Riddle (UNR School of Medicine) recently published an Editorial covering several new publications centered on diarrhea and dysbiosis in the context of global health. Remarkable new work highlights the impact of an aberrant gut microbiome in early life on malnutrition and long-term health. This Editorial discusses these developments and excitingContinue reading “New Editorial in American Journal of Gastroenterology”

Dr. Frese highlighted in NevadaToday

Dr. Frese was recently interviewed by NevadaToday regarding his recent work and his plans at the University of Nevada, Reno. “There’s been a lot of work in the field showing that different kinds of probiotics can be good for infants and that some don’t have any effect at all,” Frese said. “As a microbial ecologist,Continue reading “Dr. Frese highlighted in NevadaToday”