Items Tagged ‘bacteria’

October 10th, 2017

#CIMCon17 continues with the microbiome and more

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Our microbiome – the community of trillions of bacteria in and on our bodies – and how they impact our health and disease was the focus of discussion at yesterday’s  afternoon’s plenary sessions at Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The microbiome as your […]

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Tags: #antibiotics, #CIMCon17, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Dr. Rob Knight, #inflammatory bowel disease, #medical resesarch, #obesity, #premature labor, #probiotics, #ulcerative colitis, bacteria


September 21st, 2017

Making sense of probiotics and prebiotics – what we know, have yet to learn

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

They are everywhere – foods and supplements containing bacteria that claim to improve your gut health and overall wellness. Can these bacteria improve your digestion, boost your immune system and even combat disease? “Yes, they may in fact provide an overall health benefit, but we’re at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to […]

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Tags: #diabetes, #digestive diseases, #digestive health, #gut health, #immune system, #irritable bowel disease, #prebiotics, #probiotics, #synbiotics, bacteria, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer


January 4th, 2017

Probiotics and diet: learning the facts about gut health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

One of your New Year’s resolutions may be to improve your health. For many people, this pledge includes turning to probiotics, which are foods and dietary supplements containing live bacteria. These products promise to introduce good bacteria into your digestive system to improve the way you process food, keep you regular and boost your overall […]

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Tags: #gut health, #probiotics, bacteria, center for individualized medicine, Diet, Dr. Nicholas Chia, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome


August 19th, 2016

Gut Bacteria Can Predict Treatment Response and Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Some patients with C. difficile do not benefit from standard therapy and the condition frequently comes back. Now researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have new […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #C. diff., #CIMCon16, bacteria, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, Clostridium Difficile, Dr. Purna Kashyap, gut bacteria, mayo clinic, microbiome, Precision Medicine


August 4th, 2016

Mayo Researchers Identify Unique Breast Microbiome and Bacterial Differences Between Healthy and Cancerous Tissue

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have been studying the community of bacteria, known as the microbiome, that live in many areas of our body for clues about how these bacteria help us stay healthy or cause disease. In fact, investigators have already discovered that when the microbiome is in balance, these […]

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Tags: #breast microbiome, #breast tissue, #Dr. Amy Degnim, #Dr. Tina Hieken, #News release, #Scientific Reports, bacteria, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicne, Dr. Nicholas Chia, mayo clinic, medical research


Diversity in Your Gut Influences Your Health

December 3rd, 2014

Diversity in Your Gut Influences Your Health

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Before reaching for that daily antacid, you might consider what it’s doing to the trillions of bugs living in your gut. A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased […]

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Tags: bacteria, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing


Purna Kashyap, MBBS, on a Healthy Microbiome

May 13th, 2014

Purna Kashyap, MBBS, on a Healthy Microbiome

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

    Following his NPR interview on diets that aim to reduce gas, Purna Kashyap, MBBS, Associate Director of the Microbiome Program at the Center for Individualized Medicine, explains how a healthy gut microbiome necessitates the production of gas, and how a microbiome influences our health as a whole. It’s a normal phenomenon where bacteria […]

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Tags: bacteria, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genome science, genomic medicine, genomics, Gut, Human Microbiome, individualized medicine, Kashyap, microbiome


July 11th, 2013

The Human Microbiome Studies At Mayo Clinic

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

In the fight against disease, we’re vastly outnumbered. The number of bacterial cells and their genetic material far outnumber human cells and genes. Take the digestive tract as an example. In the lower digestive tract (commonly called the gut), there are about 10 times as many bacterial cells as there are human cells. The genetic […]

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Tags: bacteria, c. dif, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, fecal transplant, genetic test, genome, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, microbiome


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