Items Tagged ‘bacteria’

December 3, 2014

Diversity in Your Gut Influences Your Health

By Center for Individualized Medicine 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


May 13, 2014

Purna Kashyap, MBBS, on a Healthy Microbiome

By AJ Montpetit 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 11, 2013

The Human Microbiome Studies At Mayo Clinic

By Center for Individualized Medicine 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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