Probiotic safely reduces S. aureus colonization in human trial

A probiotic safely reduced Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a phase 2 human trial without harming other gut microbiota, suggesting a potential approach to preventing infection without using antibiotics.Study participants who received the probiotic Bacillus subtilis were found to have significantly lower levels of S. aureus colonization than those given a placebo, according to a study published in The Lancet Microbe.“The probiotic we use does not ‘kill’ S. aureus, but it specifically and strongly diminishes its capacity to colonize,” Michael Otto, PhD, a seniorRead More

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