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FDA grants orphan designation to microbiome drug for pediatric UC

December 4, 2017
Seres Therapeutics announced the FDA has given its microbiome drug candidate SER-287 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of pediatric…
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Poor oral health linked to precancerous stomach lesions

November 28, 2017
Individuals with higher numbers of oral pathogens associated with periodontal disease may be at risk for precancerous gastric lesions, according to…
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Gut microbiota amino acids linked to disease severity in Crohn’s

November 15, 2017
Fecal samples from patients with Crohn’s disease showed as association between severity of the disease, gut dysbiosis and free amino acids…
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VIDEO: Gut microbiome research sped by technology, informatics, but diet a major confounder

October 24, 2017
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, MACG, professor…

Finch, Crestovo merge to develop late-stage C. difficile candidate, microbiome pipeline

October 23, 2017
Finch Therapeutics and Crestovo announced they have merged to create “a fully integrated microbiome company” called the Finch…
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‘Mycobiome’ research suggests antifungals, probiotics could treat Crohn’s disease

October 4, 2017
While recent efforts have improved the understanding of the gut microbiome’s role in inflammatory bowel disease, most research has focused on…
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Fecal transplant improves metabolic syndrome in patients with greater initial microbial diversity

October 3, 2017
Fecal microbiota transplantation from lean donors provided short-term improvements in peripheral insulin sensitivity in about half of obese men with…

Microbiome therapy shows benefit in ulcerative colitis

October 2, 2017
SER-287, an oral microbiome treatment in development for inflammatory bowel disease, showed positive results in patients with ulcerative colitis in a…

Visbiome probiotic approved for IBS in Canada

September 28, 2017
Health Canada has approved the probiotic Visbiome as a Natural Health Product for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in adults and…
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Studies explore microbiome’s link with diabetes, preterm births in minority populations

August 21, 2017
Studies designed to investigate the roles of gut microbiome among Hispanics with diabetes, as well as vaginal microbiome in preterm deliveries among…