This episode: Paraprobiotics, or killed probiotic bacteria, are studied for health effects, but results and study design are questionable!
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Microbe of the episode: Phlox virus S
Nishida K, Sawada D, Kawai T, Kuwano Y, Fujiwara S, Rokutan K. 2017. Para-psychobiotic Lactobacillus gasseri CP2305 ameliorates stress-related symptoms and sleep quality. J Appl Microbiol 123:1561–1570.
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