Items Tagged ‘microbiome’

April 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Study of mouse gut microbiome may provide clues to how cancer develops in humans

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Joe Dangor A study of the mouse gut microbiome led by researchers from Mayo Clinic may shed light on how cancerous tumors develop and progress in humans. The findings were presented at the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. “There is growing recognition that healthy tissues accumulate cancer-related mutations over time but they don’t necessarily […]

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Tags: cancer, microbiome


October 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Center for Individualized Medicine 9th annual conference: Innovate. Connect. Transform.

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Jennifer O’Hara It has been a remarkable year of discoveries and medical advances at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. Some innovations include personalized treatments for cancer and rare diseases, and the development of lifesaving artificial intelligence algorithms. All of the center’s efforts are driven by advanced genetic analysis and aimed at providing patients with […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, genomics, individualized medicine, microbiome


September 10, 2020

Mayo researcher finds potential microbial pathway to treat IBS symptoms, lessen abdominal pain

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers have found new evidence linking the millions of bacteria residing in our digestive systems, known as the microbiome, to a network of factors that drive irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The findings, published in the Sept. 10, 2020 issue of Cell, raise the possibility of targeting the newly discovered microbial pathways to improve […]

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Tags: individualized medicine, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, multi-omics


April 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Why do diseases such as COVID-19 and cancer hit some people harder than others?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

As the nation marks DNA Day on April 25 — commemorating the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 — Mayo Clinic researcher Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., continues to search for answers to the question of why some people are more susceptible to getting a severe […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, DNA, genomics, microbiome, rare disease


February 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

7 ways Mayo Clinic is leading to cure, connect and transform health care

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

  Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’s physicians and researchers are leading the way to cure, connect and transform health care by combining their expertise to solve serious or complex medical conditions. Here are seven innovative ways the Center’s investigators are working together to provide patients with answers, treatment options and optimism.   Cultivating cutting-edge […]

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Tags: Biobank, cancer, cancer genomics, Epigenomics, Genomic Sequencing, infections, microbiome, rare disease


December 16, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a microbiome signature associated with endometrial cancer, which is in part promoted by post menopause. In a study, supported by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and published in Scientific Reports, researchers sought to understand how endometrial cancer risk factors alter the reproductive tract microbiome and endometrial cancer risk. “If […]

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Tags: cancer, Endometrial cancer, microbiome, Microbiome Program


January 7, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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


October 10, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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

By Susan Buckles 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 · Leave a Comment

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

By Susan Buckles 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


April 3, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Registration opens for Individualizing Medicine 2018 Conference

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Gene editing, artificial intelligence, pharmacogenomics and a new era of genomic testing to identify and hopefully treat inherited cancer are just a few of the emerging areas of precision medicine that have the potential to transform patient care. These are among the hot topics in precision medicine experts from Mayo Clinic and around the world […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Eric Green, #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #personalized diet, #prenatal testing, #rare and undiagnosed diseases, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Timothy Curry, gene editing


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