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December 1st, 2011

The Power Within the Microbiome


Don’t look now, but you’re not alone.  You may think that it’s just you in those clothes, in that body, but it’s not.  Instead, you are a Supraorganism.  Sound scary?  Not really. A supraorganism is a group of individual organisms that function together.  Imagine all the components of your car: the pistons, the fuel pump, […]

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Tags: bacteria, Center for Individualized Medicine, Microbiome

August 4th, 2011

Ticks and Ehrlichia – One Man's Tale


By now you may have heard about the new bacterium discovered by the Mayo Clinic Health System at Eau Claire, Wisconsin and identified by researchers at Mayo’s Rochester campus. Here’s the release and the original blogpost. It’s carried by ticks and has infected over 25 people thus far in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Here is the […]

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Tags: bacteria, erlilcha, Mayo Clinic Health System, New England Journal of Medicine, pathology, tick borne illness, ticks

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