Items Tagged ‘microbiome’

June 13, 2017

The magic of the microbiome: new Mayo researcher looks for ways to promote health, prevent disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

“Don’t miss seeing the forest by focusing only on the trees,” explains Jaeyun Sung, Ph.D., a systems biologist who recently joined the Microbiome Program within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. That is Dr. Sung’s approach to exploring how the microbiome – the tens of trillions of microbes within and on our bodies – affects […]

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Tags: #childhood obesity, #CIMCon17, #digestive system, #Dr. Jaeyun Sung, #gut health, #individualized diets, #microbes, #probiotics, biomarker, center for individualized medicine, gut bacteria, mayo clinic


May 5, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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


March 23, 2017

Genetics and biology hold the keys to better screening, treatment of colon cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Colon cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer diagnosis in America. However, it is very treatable when caught in early stages. Throughout the month of March, Mayo Clinic is enlisting the help of a giant inflatable colon to help patients learn firsthand how colon cancer develops and the key role that screening plays […]

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Tags: #Colon cancer screening, #colon cancer treatment, #Colon display, #Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, #inherited colon cancer, #Katie Agre, #Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Genetic Counselor


February 21, 2017

Exploring the link between the gut and multiple sclerosis

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Could the bacteria in a person’s digestive system provide a clue about whether he or she may develop multiple sclerosis? This is a question that Mayo Clinic researchers asked when trying to unravel the causes of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating condition that impacts a person’s nervous system. A Mayo Clinic study published in Scientific […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Ashutosh Mangalam, #MS, #multiple sclerosis, #Scientific Reports, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Nicholas Chia, gut bacteria, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome


February 3, 2017

Study: are food and antibiotics linked to irritable bowel syndrome?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Colette Gallagher, Public Affairs Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a gut microbiota-related disorder? That is the question Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., consultant in gastroenterology, associate director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, and Mayo Clinic researchers wanted to answer as they analyzed studies about gut microbiota and IBS. The study, […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Purna Kashyap, gut bacteria, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome, microbiota


January 4, 2017

Probiotics and diet: learning the facts about gut health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

One of your New Year’s resolutions may be to improve your health. For many people, this pledge includes turning to probiotics, which are foods and dietary supplements containing live bacteria. These products promise to introduce good bacteria into your digestive system to improve the way you process food, keep you regular and boost your overall […]

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Tags: #gut health, #probiotics, bacteria, center for individualized medicine, Diet, Dr. Nicholas Chia, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome


November 8, 2016

Early Career Investigators Share Their Research and Their Passion for Precision Medicine

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Six early career investigators presented a snapshot of the future of precision medicine as part of the Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics. Thanks to generous support from the Brandt Family Scholars Fund, the six had the opportunity to attend the conference Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine hosted in October in Rochester, Minn. […]

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Tags: #Brandt Family Scholars, #CIMCon16, #DNA anlysis, #Dr. Chelsea Gawryletz, #Dr. Irina St. Louis, #Dr. Laura Ramsey, #Early career investigators, #Genomics data, #Genomics research, Arjun Athreya, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Nicole Boczek


October 14, 2016

Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

  We each have our own unique set of bugs – or community of bacteria within and on our bodies, called the microbiome, that help keep us healthy. Researchers have discovered that changes in the microbiome – either from disease or environmental factors – can cause illness. “Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs,” a workshop […]

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Tags: #C. diff., #CIMCon16, #Colon cancer screening, #Dr. Federico Rey, #Dr. Jonathan Swann, #Dr. Patrick Schloss, #Microbiome research, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Crohns Disease, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Purna Kashyap


August 19, 2016

Gut Bacteria Can Predict Treatment Response and Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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


August 17, 2016

Best Practices in Microbiome Research Speeds Process from Discovery to Patient Care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program are collaborating with University of Minnesota on developing best practices to study the microbiome, the community of bacteria in our bodies. That’s important, because the microbiome can give us a window into the role of bacteria in sickness and health. For example, better research practices […]

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Tags: #Genomics data, #Microbiome research, #Minnesota Partnership for Biomedical Genomics, #Minnsota Microbiome Data Engine, #Research methods, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Heidi Nelson, Dr. Purna Kashyap, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome


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