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Scientific Publications

Some examples of previous publications that I have been involved in over the years (as a scientist). Some are published in peer review journals and others have appeared in academic books. The style very much reflects the services I can provide you now as a scientific writer. 

I have tried to provide downloadable versions where available (and as much as I dare to not infringe copyright!).

Probiotics for the developing world

This review looked at how probiotics might be used in the developing world to help tackle issues such as diarrhea and HIV.  Much of the original thinking for this came out of a discussion group that was formed at the ISAPP 2003 meeting in Henley on Thames, UK.  The topic of discussion was 'Probiotics and prebiotics: the potential to impact worldwide health'.  The review was published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in 2005.

Here is the abstract:

Every minute of every day more and more children die of diarrheal diseases and women, and girls become infected by HIV. An estimated 7,000 women become infected each day. While many valiant efforts are being made to address these issues, until now they have proved to be markedly ineffective. The notion that lactic acid bacteria, formulated into food or dietary supplements, could have a role to play in slowing the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV/AIDS and gastroenteritis, is built upon sound clinical findings and scientific investigations, yet no international efforts have been placed in this approach, to date. We hereby summarize the reasons why such efforts should be made, provide an example of one model being set up in sub-Saharan Africa, and challenge the international community to consider the potential benefits of probiotics, especially for communities not reached by governmental and non-governmental agencies.

You can access the article here.  You may need to pay a fee to access the full article.

Here is the full reference with all the authors listed. 

Reid G, Anand S, Penny M, Bingham M, Mbugua G, Wadstrom T, Fuller R, Anukam K, Katsivo M (2005). Probiotics for the developing world. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 39(6): 485-488.

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