CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 13, 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the launch of the National Microbiome Initiative. The initiative aims to increase awareness and understanding, along with promoting research, and knowledge of the microbial world by bringing together leaders in the field and foster the growth of microbial science. AOBiome, the parent company of Mother Dirt, founded The Microbiome Coalition (TMBC) along with six other microbiome-focused organizations, with the goal of increasing awareness, education, research, industry, therapeutics, and the use of consumer products. TMBC, comprised of AOBiome, Second Genome, Whole Biome, CosmosID, Abbott Nutrition, The Mayo Clinic, and Diversigen, assisted in the development of the National Microbiome Initiative.
The human microbiome is composed of a vast array of microorganisms living in and on the body. These organisms we play host to impact how our bodies function -- but to date we have little insight into how and why. Studies are now being done on the relationships between the microbiome and obesity, allergies, mental health, and more. We now know that having a pet can help diversify your microbiome, that different cities have different microbial footprints, and even that probiotics can help increase crop yield. The microbiome is even critical to things like the taste differences in wines. But there are still many more questions to be asked.
AOBiome is focused on research related to Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB), a keystone member of the human skin microbiome, and its direct impact on human health. AOBiome has conducted initial studies on Acne and Keratosis Pilaris, and is continuing to research the importance of AOB to the skin microbiome and overall health.
AOB once lived on our skin, but have been eliminated by modern soaps and cleansers. The bacteria consume the irritating components in sweat and, when reintroduced to the skin microbiome, keep skin clean and clear. AOBiome is completing testing with the FDA for therapeutic applications of AOB, while Mother Dirt produces the first consumer product line containing AOB and formulated to be biome-friendly.
All Mother Dirt products are available for purchase at motherdirt.com. Mother Dirt produces the AO+ Mist (100 mL; $49), Mother Dirt Shampoo (100 mL; $15), and Mother Dirt Cleanser (100 mL; $15). All three products can be purchased for $69.
About Mother Dirt:
Mother Dirt (http://motherdirt.com) is the consumer product division of AOBiome, a biotechnology company researching the role of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB) on skin health. Founded in 2013, AOBiome (http://AOBiome.com) and its research first came to the public spotlight with the widely circulated The New York Times piece written by Julia Scott, "My No Soap, No Shampoo, Bacteria- Rich Hygiene Experiment" and subsequent coverage on "Good Morning America." AOBiome is focused on therapeutic treatments for inflammatory skin conditions including: Acne, Eczema, Rosacea, and Keratosis Pilaris.
Mother Dirt's mission is to lead the health and wellness industry to a biome-friendly state by building awareness and helping more companies formulate with a healthy biome in mind. The Mother Dirt offices are based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://MotherDirt.com.
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