Scientists suspect that your gut microbiome — the mix of bacteria that inhabit your intestines — affects your health in many ways, but a surprising new finding suggests that a healthy microbiome may even ease the symptoms of autism.
The fertile microbiome field is gathering more steam in Europe. Swiss pharma contract manufacturer Lonza is joining forces with Denmark’s bioscience firm Chr Hansen in a joint venture, engineered to enable a supply chain for ‘good’ bacterial strains tailored for therapeutic use.
While you may have grown up without ever hearing of a food allergy, today an estimated 26 million people (including at least six million children) have one. But researchers now think they have the answer to possibly eliminating peanut allergies. How? By feeding kids peanuts early and often. Tony Dokoupil reports on a rare reversal of medical advice.