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Items Tagged ‘microbiome’

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


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


April 23, 2018

Registration opens for Individualizing Medicine 2018 Conference

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This post originally appeared on the Individualized Medicine blog on April 3, 2018. By Sharon Rosen 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 […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualizing Medicine Conference, microbiome, pharmacogenomics, precision medicine, Timothy Curry


January 9, 2018

Research News Roundup — December 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

On Advancing the Science, in addition to sharing unique research-related news and information from across Mayo Clinic, we like to make sure you didn’t miss any of the ‘big news’ stories. To make it easy, we round up all our research news releases from the previous month into one post. In December we had a […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Bhavika Patel, biomedical ethics, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, dementia, genetics, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, mammogram, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, 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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