Items Tagged ‘microbiome’

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


September 12th, 2017

Military Health System honors Mayo researcher for breakthrough discoveries in rheumatoid arthritis

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of those debilitating diseases that had long mystified researchers. With few clues and limited understanding of what’s also called RA, the medical community had few treatment options to offer more than 1.5 million Americans who suffer from painful, swollen and stiff joints caused by this chronic inflammatory disorder. That is until […]

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Tags: #Individualized Accomplishment Award, #Military Health System, #probiotics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matteson, Dr. John Davis, Dr. Joseph Murray, Dr. Veena Taneja, gut bacteria, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research


June 22nd, 2017

Piecing together the puzzle: finding new therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Chronic diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss – these are some of the symptoms that patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis experience. They are the two most common diseases known as inflammatory bowel diseases, which cause inflammation of the digestive tract. While there are therapies available to treat the inflammation caused by these conditions, […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #inflammatory bowel diseases, #ulcerative colitis, center for individualized medicine, Crohns Disease, Genetic Testing, genomics, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research


June 13th, 2017

The magic of the microbiome: new Mayo researcher looks for ways to promote health, prevent disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

“Don’t miss seeing the forest by focusing only on the trees,” explains Jaeyun Sung, Ph.D., a systems biologist who recently joined the Microbiome Program within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. That is Dr. Sung’s approach to exploring how the microbiome – the tens of trillions of microbes within and on our bodies – affects […]

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Tags: #childhood obesity, #CIMCon17, #digestive system, #Dr. Jaeyun Sung, #gut health, #individualized diets, #microbes, #probiotics, biomarker, center for individualized medicine, gut bacteria, mayo clinic


May 5th, 2017

IM Conference: How your microbiome – the bacteria inside you – impacts your health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

We each have our own unique microbial habitat – or community of bacteria within and on our bodies, called the microbiome. Investigators in the rapidly growing field of microbiome research are beginning to understand why changes in our microbiome – either from disease or environmental factors – can cause illness. These discoveries are already making […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #CIMCon17, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Rob Knight, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #microbes, center for individualized medicine, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome, personalized medicine


March 23rd, 2017

Genetics and biology hold the keys to better screening, treatment of colon cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Colon cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer diagnosis in America. However, it is very treatable when caught in early stages. Throughout the month of March, Mayo Clinic is enlisting the help of a giant inflatable colon to help patients learn firsthand how colon cancer develops and the key role that screening plays […]

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Tags: #Colon cancer screening, #colon cancer treatment, #Colon display, #Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, #inherited colon cancer, #Katie Agre, #Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Genetic Counselor


February 21st, 2017

Exploring the link between the gut and multiple sclerosis

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Could the bacteria in a person’s digestive system provide a clue about whether he or she may develop multiple sclerosis? This is a question that Mayo Clinic researchers asked when trying to unravel the causes of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating condition that impacts a person’s nervous system. A Mayo Clinic study published in Scientific […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Ashutosh Mangalam, #MS, #multiple sclerosis, #Scientific Reports, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Nicholas Chia, gut bacteria, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome


February 3rd, 2017

Study: are food and antibiotics linked to irritable bowel syndrome?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Colette Gallagher, Public Affairs Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a gut microbiota-related disorder? That is the question Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., consultant in gastroenterology, associate director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, and Mayo Clinic researchers wanted to answer as they analyzed studies about gut microbiota and IBS. The study, […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Purna Kashyap, gut bacteria, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome, microbiota


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


November 8th, 2016

Early Career Investigators Share Their Research and Their Passion for Precision Medicine

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Six early career investigators presented a snapshot of the future of precision medicine as part of the Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics. Thanks to generous support from the Brandt Family Scholars Fund, the six had the opportunity to attend the conference Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine hosted in October in Rochester, Minn. […]

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Tags: #Brandt Family Scholars, #CIMCon16, #DNA anlysis, #Dr. Chelsea Gawryletz, #Dr. Irina St. Louis, #Dr. Laura Ramsey, #Early career investigators, #Genomics data, #Genomics research, Arjun Athreya, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Nicole Boczek


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