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Items Tagged ‘gut health’

September 23, 2020

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

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

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 debilitating symptoms […]

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Tags: gut health, microbiome


November 1, 2019

A ‘gut-feeling’ for high-risk, high-reward research

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Arthur Beyder, M.D., Ph.D., runs a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic focused on examining the molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction in diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. His goal is to discover better ways to diagnose and treat these conditions, including individualized treatment options.

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Tags: Arthur Beyder, gastroenterology, Gianrico Farrugia, gut health, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome


October 16, 2019

Advances in IBS Research Target Dietary Burdens

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sara Nick The number one reason to miss school or work in the U.S. is the common cold. Number two? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder of the large intestine that can cause cramping, pain, gas, constipation, and diarrhea.   “IBS is incredibly prevalent, affecting about 1 in 7 adults,” says Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist […]

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Tags: Brian Lacy, gastroenterology, gut health, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome


April 23, 2019

Testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Sharon Rosen The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. Now […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, colorectal cancer, digestive diseases, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gut health, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


March 4, 2019

Research News Roundup-February 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene that may predict pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, gut health, integrative medicine, kidney stones, leprosy, Lotte Dyrbye, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, measles virus, microbiome


February 21, 2019

Probiotics: One size does not fit all

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog The allure of probiotics can be hard to resist. Popular belief holds that when you take probiotics in pill, powder or food, you boost your gut health with a powerful antidote to digestive diseases. But what exactly are probiotics, and how do you separate truth […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gut health, microbiome, probiotics, Purna Kashyap


November 29, 2018

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

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 10, 2018. 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 […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gut health, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


August 21, 2018

‘Gut touch?’ Mayo Clinic researchers discover important trigger for serotonin release

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an important mechanical trigger in the gut for releasing serotonin in the body. Serotonin is an important hormone and neurotransmitter in the human body, believed to help regulate digestion, appetite, mood, social behavior, sleep and other important functions. The researchers’ findings were published this week in the Proceedings of the National […]

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Tags: Arthur Beyder, basic science, gastroenterology, gut health, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


April 4, 2017

Exploring the link between the gut and multiple sclerosis

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Sharon Rosen 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 […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gut health, microbiome, Nicholas Chia


March 23, 2017

This diet’s for you: personalized nutrition to improve your health

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Sharon Rosen You may use the phrase “gut reaction” to describe what your instincts tell you about a particular situation. But it turns out that your gut offers much more than an emotional reaction – it processes food you eat in a way that is unique to you. For example, some people may […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gut health, Heidi Nelson, microbiome


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