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A hope for longevity and health aging with a next-gen probiotic

Sep 18, 2022

GUWAHATI: Scientists in Assam have achieved a major breakthrough by developing a next-generation probiotic that has ushered in hope for longevity and healthy aging among the elderly. 

In the early 20th century, Nobel Laureate Elie Metchnikoff had proposed that healthy bacteria found in fermented dairy products may promote healthy aging. Hundred years later, a team of scientists at the central-government funded Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) in Guwahati, led by scientist Mojibur R Khan, and Prof. Ashis K. Mukherjee, director of the institute, in collaboration with Prof. MC Kalita of Gauhati University, and research scholars Arun Kumar and Tulsi Joishy has discovered the next generation probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum JBC5, from a dairy product that looks promising in promoting healthy aging. 

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