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October 26, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/26/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

At Mayo Clinic, patient care is evidence-based, meaning research drives the practice of medicine. Our scientists and clinician researchers are at work across the spectrum of health and the delivery of health care, seeking better outcomes and enhanced experiences while managing the total costs of care. Curable dementia, pot and opioids, childcare during COVID-19, and […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, autoimmune disorder, biomarkers, cardiovascular medicine, Charles Adler, clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia


October 6, 2020

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome — the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. To utilize the huge population of tiny organisms as a […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, gut health, Jaeyun Sung, microbiome, multiple chronic conditions


October 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

This week Mayo Clinic Research and researchers have been noted in stories on older women’s sexuality, the opioid crisis, some health benefits of coffee, using Alexa for COVID-19, and a range of other topics. Read on for links and brief excerpts from news outlets around the country. The Apple Watch heart monitor sends too many […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, B-cell disorders, biomarkers, C. diff, cancer, cardiology, colon cancer, COVID-19, diabetes, dogs, emergency medicine


September 29, 2020

Study moves microbiome-based therapies closer to the mainstream treatment for C. difficile infection

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

A new study published online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases looked at the use of a non-frozen capsule of microbiome restoration therapy for treating patients with recurrent C. difficile infection. “Patients with C. difficile are typically managed with antibiotics or fecal transplantation for recurrent C. difficile,” says the study’s author, Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S., a gastroenterologist at Mayo […]

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Tags: C. diff, clinical trials, fecal transplant, gastroenterology, microbiome, Sahil Khanna


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: Center for Individualized Medicine, gastroenterology, gut health, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


April 30, 2020

Mayo researchers’ endometrial cancer discovery could lead to window of opportunity for prevention

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

What if a doctor could alert a woman a year or more in advance that she is likely to develop endometrial cancer? Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have found evidence linking functional modification of certain genes to the emergence of the disease, providing a novel opportunity for intervention and prevention. The new […]

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Tags: Andrea Mariani, biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, endometrial cancer, epigenetics, gynecology, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microbiome, oncology, robotic technology


March 19, 2020

Mentorship program a ‘guiding star’ for astrobiologist-turned-microbiome-researcher

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., came to Mayo Clinic to help start the Center for Individualized Medicine’s microbiome research program. In her previous job at NASA, she had worked with mathematicians, engineers, geologists, psychologists, and even political scientists to try to detect life in outer space. Mayo recruited her to look for “aliens”—bacteria and other organisms—living in […]

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Tags: Andrea Mariani, Bill Cliby, bioethics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, health disparities, health equity, Heidi Nelson, human papillomavirus, Jim Maher


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 7, 2019

What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. 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 […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, kidney stones, medical research, microbiome, Nicholas Chia


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


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