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June 14, 2018

Mayo Clinic discovery is the first step toward a bacteria-based constipation therapy

By Susan Buckles

Developing a constipation therapy that doesn’t cause harmful side effects has been challenging for researchers. Complicating the matter is that each person’s gut microbiome – the community of bacteria inside their digestive system – is unique.  As a result, the few constipation therapies that are available work for some, but not for others.

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S.

Research from Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., associate director of the Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, finds genetically engineered bacteria hold promise for a new  constipation treatment with potentially fewer side effects.

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, Constipation, Dr. Purna Kashyap, microbiome, Microbiome, Precision Medicine

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