Items Tagged ‘#bacterial infections’

May 26, 2020

Transplant: Research Makes More Organs Count

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Sara Nick/ Discovery’s Edge Several years ago, a surgeon checked on his patient and was pleased to find her sipping hot coffee in her hospital bed just one day after a lung transplant. If he was looking for a sign that the operation went well, he found it that morning. Delight turned to devastation […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #kidney transplant, Genetic Testing, Genetics, organ transplant


May 28, 2018

Using CSI-type technology to unravel the source of bacteria

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic laboratory workers have a new tool to perform high tech genetic sleuthing for the source of stubborn, sometimes life-threatening bacteria. Bacterial whole genome sequencing can trace individual isolates of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph aureus, to determine if an outbreak is occurring. This common bacterium that has plagued health […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Dr. Nick Chia, Dr. Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mayo medical laboratories, Staphylococcus aureus, whole genome sequencing


May 5, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

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


August 19, 2016

Gut Bacteria Can Predict Treatment Response and Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Some patients with C. difficile do not benefit from standard therapy and the condition frequently comes back. Now researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have new […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #C. diff., #CIMCon16, bacteria, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, Clostridium Difficile, Dr. Purna Kashyap, gut bacteria, mayo clinic, microbiome, Precision Medicine


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