Microbiome

January 16, 2023

Mayo Clinic researchers link ovarian cancer to bacteria colonization in microbiome 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A specific colonization of microbes in the reproductive tract is commonly found in women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The discovery, published in Scientific Reports, strengthens evidence that the bacterial component of the microbiome — a community of microorganisms that also consists […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Abigail Asangba, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, genomics, ovarian cancer


January 10, 2023

Accelerating microbiome research in endometrial cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Alumni Magazine Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., Departments of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is a pioneer in studying the role of the microbiome in women’s health. Dr. Walther-Antonio is also Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Science and an assistant professor in the Mayo Clinic College […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, Endometrial cancer, genomic medicine


December 2, 2022

The future will be personalized: Accelerating microbiome research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine contributor We’re in the midst of a microbiome research epidemic, according to Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., co-associate director of the Microbiome Program in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. “We started early and are pushing hard,” says Dr. Kashyap. “We’re one of the top accelerators in the field and are well poised to move microbiome research findings […]

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Tags: Dr. Nicholas Chia, Dr. Purna Kashyap


November 18, 2022

New tool brings Mayo Clinic researchers closer to discovering therapeutics from microbiome

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Does the human microbiome inhabit a natural pharmacy? Microorganisms are found in tissues and biofluids throughout the body, including in and around the gut, lungs, nose, mouth, skin and vagina. A flurry of recent scientific research suggests that this human microbiome — a community of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi — is a driver […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jaeyun Sung, center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, personalized medicine


October 25, 2022

Trailblazing scientists discuss advances in exposome research, precision nutrition at Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference   

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The next frontier in individualized medicine is here. Mayo Clinic’s 11th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Nov. 2–3 will focus on “Exploring the Exposome” — the cumulative measure of environmental influences and associated biological responses throughout the life span of a person, and how those exposures relate to health and disease.    “We’ve […]

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October 10, 2022

Researchers investigate precision nutrition to improve health, prevent diseases 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Could prescribing specific nutrients, grains, fruits and vegetables tailored to a person’s DNA and other biological characteristics help improve their health? Precision nutrition is taking center stage at Mayo Clinic’s upcoming Individualizing Medicine Conference on Nov. 2-3, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota, where some of the world’s top experts will share their knowledge of the potential […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics, medical research, precision nutrition


July 20, 2022

2022 Gerstner Awardee to investigate gut microbiome link to chemotherapy-induced nausea

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Dr. Singh is investigating individualized strategies to help mitigate symptoms of chemotherapy-induced nausea in patients receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. Her research focuses on the complex link between nausea-related symptoms and the gut microbiome — a population of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract. 

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, genomics


July 6, 2022

Do environmental exposures contribute to human diseases? 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers put the exposome under the microscope to understand links between lifelong exposures and diseases.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, exposome, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics


May 19, 2022

Study indicates gut microbiome, host gene affect gastrointestinal disorders

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in Nature Microbiology, researchers demonstrated the power of integrating the microbiome and host gene expression data to provide insights into their combined role in gastrointestinal diseases. The microbiome consists of all microbes in the gut including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This study focused on bacteria. “We identified a common set […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, personalized medicine


April 25, 2022

On National DNA Day, Mayo Clinic researchers put genomics into action to advance individualized medicine

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

National DNA Day on Monday, April 25, marks the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the Human Genome Project’s completion in 2003.  For the first time, a team of scientists led by the National Institutes of Health has finished sequencing an entire human genome — all of the roughly 3 billion bases of […]

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Tags: Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Sequencing, Genetic Testing, Genetics, genome, Human Genome Project


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