Metchnikoff, Elie

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Metchnikoff,

Elie, Russian biologist in France and Nobel laureate, 1845-1916.
Metchnikoff theory - the body is protected against infection by leukocytes and other cells.
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En 1908, Elie Metchnikoff, Premio Nobel de Fisiologia y Medicina por sus estudios sobre inmunidad, descubrio que los lactobacilos eran capaces de transformar la lactosa en acido lactico, y que dicho acido creaba un ambiente hostil para las bacterias productoras de enfermedades diarreicas, por lo tanto podria contribuir a mejorar a los pacientes.
Influenced by the work of Nobel Prize winner Elie Metchnikoff, Dr Shirota searched for, identified and cultured the beneficial lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain.
Russian scientist and Nobel Prize winner Elie Metchnikoff in 1907 reported on the unusually long life and good health of peasants in one region in Bulgaria.
Nobel prize-winning Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff (1845-1916) is credited with having developed the theory that lactic acid bacteria could be beneficial in the human intestine.