Items Tagged ‘#Kidney stones’

June 3, 2021

How geologic rock formations inform novel treatments for kidney stones

By Chris Bahnsen Chris Bahnsen (@cjbahnsen)

Human kidney stones are at least as old as the Giza pyramids. The oldest known kidney stone was found in Egyptian burial satin from 4400 B.C. In 2020, Mayo Clinic processed and analyzed some 90,000 kidney stones from all over the world. That number increases each year, reflecting a global uptick in kidney stone disease. […]

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November 16, 2020

A World in a Grain of Sand: New Discoveries in Kidney Stones

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare has a 10-year history of collaborations that led to important new medical knowledge and treatments. Now, joint research at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is suggesting new possibilities for treating and preventing painful kidney stones. “Our research collaboration with the University of […]

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Tags: #Kidney stones, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Microbiome Program, Research

March 5, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen 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

January 7, 2019

What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones?

By Susan Buckles 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

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