UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

The deal follow extensive research into the link between the brain and the gut microbiome. ©iStock

UK firm OptiBiotix has signed a deal with Taiwan-based probiotic research company Bened Biomedical, marking the former’s foray into the gut-brain axis area of microbiome research.

Finisngs showed that among mild asthmatics, vitamin E reduced sputum eosinophils and mucins – both markers of airway inflammation. ©iStock

Steroid-free asthma hope? Vitamin E holds anti-inflammation promise: Human Trial

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Young Living fined for using illegally sourced essential oils, highlighting issue of supply chain transparency

One million people are forecast to have diabetes in Singapore by 2030. ©iStock

Singapore’s war on diabetes: $5 screening test latest weapon in the armoury

The company rose 40 places since its Change the World debut last year.

DSM takes second spot on Fortune’s Change the World list

The herbal mixture is said to lower blood glucose and insulin resistance. ©iStock

TCM herbal extract mixture helps lower diabetes risk: Chinese mouse study

NZMP is reporting growing interest in sports nutrition in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics spurring dairy protein demand in Japan as wider region anticipates double-digit growth

More than half the study's respondents said they knew the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol. ©iStock

Kiwis disregarding the impact of diet choices on cholesterol

A fishing vessel in Alaska. One of the new ingredients is a medium strength DHA alternative to tuna oil derived from wild Alaska Pollock. Image © iStock/fallbrook

AlaskOmega launches DHA omega-3 concentrates

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