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Groundbreaking probiotic study on leaky gut published in world journal

A groundbreaking study published in The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, demonstrates the unprecedented effects of the proprietary, bacillus, multi-spore probiotic formulation (using strains found in Just Thrive Probiotic) on the gut, its structure and function, as well as its connection to the immune system and the brain.

Using Metabolic Endotoxemia as a measure of intestinal permeability and chronic immune activation, Microbiome Labs commissioned the University of North Texas to conduct a study on...

International enrollments: From flat to way down

After years in which American universities enjoyed steady growth in numbers of foreign students, many institutions expect international enrollments to be flat or down -- in some cases significantly -- this fall.

In interviews with officials at about two dozen universities, no consistent, unifying trends emerge, but some are reporting a slowdown in the flow of students from China and declines in graduate students from India, two countries that together account for nearly half of all international students in the U.S. Universities also continue to feel the effects of the...

UNT to offer weekly ‘cuddles’ with therapy dogs

The University of North Texas now offers students weekly healing sessions with therapy dogs.

According to an advertisement for the therapeutic sessions put out by the university’s Counseling and Testing Services Department, students are invited to “join Rockstar the therapy dog for some de-stressing art” every Thursday throughout the semester.

“We provide you with supplies to complete an art project designed to increase self -awareness, compassion, and gratitude,” a description for the session explains...

More than a medal

When Jackie Galloway was seven years old, she decided she wanted to be an Olympian. She wanted to be a World Champion. She wanted to be the best taekwondo athlete in the world and nothing was going to stop her.

Thirteen years later, she took home an Olympic medal.

“The only word I can use to describe it is surreal,” she says. The fact that she was actually achieving her crazy childhood dream didn’t register until she walked into Maracanã Stadium for opening ceremonies with the rest of Team USA. “It was indescribable. There were so many people in there, it was so loud; it was everything you see on TV and everything...

Economic and logistical casualties of Harvey

Fort Worth has sent resources to assist with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, but the devastation in Houston has just begun to trickle into the Fort Worth area in subtle ways. Given that the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Houston are two of the top logistics hubs in the United States, some turbulence among industries is to be expected.

“I think one thing to consider in this whole situation is that when you look at ports in the United States, ... Houston and Dallas are in the top five. Houston is actually just slightly above the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” said Brian Sauser, associate marketing and logistics...

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