Microbiome

March 5, 2019

Meet Nicholas Chia, Ph.D. – pushing the envelope to uncover causes, new treatments for colorectal cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Space-age technologies, DNA sequencing and artificial intelligence – all tools for discovery that Nicholas Chia, Ph.D. and his team are using to push the envelope and improve care for complex diseases like colorectal cancer. They’re collaborating with scientists from NASA to uncover how the microbiome – the trillions of microbes in and on the body […]

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Tags: #ecology, #genomic testing, #Kidney stones, #microbial ecology, #systems biology, bacteria, colorectal cancer, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Nicholas Chia, gut bacteria, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


February 8, 2019

Personalized diets: foods shaped to your lifestyle, genetics and gut

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Have you ever wondered why some people can eat all they want and never gain weight while others exercise and watch what they eat but still can’t shed a pound? The clue may lie partly in your gut microbiome, the complex community of bacteria within the digestive tract that is genetically different in each person. […]

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Tags: #blood glucose, #diabetes, #Dr. Vivek Iyer, #obesity, #personalized diet, #personalized nutrition, #weight loss, Dr. Helena Mendes Soares, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


January 7, 2019

What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to Yellowstone National Park to unlock the secrets of kidney stones. Medical science long has been mystified by a cause and cure for this painful condition that affects more than 1 in 10 Americans. Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and NASA Astrobiology Institute research finds kidney stones grow in dynamic […]

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Tags: #Kidney stones, #NASA Astrobiology Institute, #Yellowstone National Park, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, microbiome


December 17, 2018

Probiotics: one size does not fit all

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

The allure of probiotics can be hard to resist. Popular belief holds that when you take probiotics in a pill, powder or food, you boost your gut health with a powerful antidote to digestive diseases. But what exactly are probiotics, and how do you separate truth from theory? What does the research say? Purna Kashyap, […]

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Tags: #digestive diseases, #Digestive disorders, #digestive system, #gut health, #probiotics, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Gut Microbiome, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


October 10, 2018

The right diet for you… or for your gut microbes?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

  Article by Sara Tiner The right diet, obesity and gut health are topics patients, clinicians and scientists wrestle with every day. We want to eat a good diet and lose weight or avoid weight gain, so our health span matches our life span. But statistics suggest we struggle. To help, scientists are examining how […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #personalized diet, #personalized nutrition, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, microbiome


June 14, 2018

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

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

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. Research from […]

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


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