Irene Richardson successfully defended her Master’s Thesis in Nutrition! In addition to being recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student in the Department of Nutrition in 2022, she presented her work at the 2022 American Society for Nutrition annual conference and has two publications from her thesis work coming out this year. Irene was the firstContinue reading “Congratulations to Irene!”
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”
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”
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”
Our recent paper in Cell from a multi-national/cross-disciplinary team highlights the importance of the gut microbiome (and specific inhabitants) on the development of the immune system in early life. Read more here.
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”