Elie Metchnikoff

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Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845-1916)

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In the early 1900s, Nobel Prize winner Elie Metchnikoff found that certain "healthy bacteria,'' like those that produce lactic acid, can have a positive effect on digestion and the immune system.
The probiotic concept dates back to the 1900s and the Ukrainian-born Nobel Prize winner Elie Metchnikoff, who noticed that consumption of milk products containing bacteria contributed to the long and healthy lives of Bulgarian peasants.
At that time, the Nobel laureate Elie Metchnikoff started making yogurt and touting its health benefits.
It also includes literary references from Jules Verne and Mark Twain; illustrations of how Agrobacterium tumefaciens transfers genes into a plant, and of an aphid eating while also giving birth; and stories of scientists from Carolus Linnaeus to Elie Metchnikoff to Jeff Gordon.
Familiar with the work of Elie Metchnikoff, a Russian scientist pivotal in starting the relatively modern discipline of probiotics, Dr.
Elie Metchnikoff, a Russian physiologist and Nobel prize winner, was the first to suggest, at the turn of the 20th century, that consuming bacteria could have a beneficial effect.