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February 5th, 2017

Researchers identify unique breast microbiome

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has identified evidence of bacteria in breast tissue and found differences between women with and without breast cancer. These research findings were published in the August 3, 2016, issue of Scientific Reports. “Our research found that breast tissue samples obtained in the operating room under sterile conditions contain bacterial […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Amy Degnim, Dr. Nick Chia, Dr. Tina Hieken, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Microbiome

May 6th, 2014

Register for Individualizing Medicine 2014 – Don’t miss out

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Make plans now to attend Mayo Clinic’s third annual Individualizing Medicine Conference this fall in Rochester, Minnesota. This is the conference where you can learn about the latest in medical genomics and how it is being translated into medical practice. I always say it’s where doctors learn what their patients are going to be asking them […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, epigenomics, genomics, individualized Medicine, Individualizing Medicine Conference, Mayo Clinic, medical genomics, Microbiome, pharmacogenomics

October 1st, 2013

Mayo-Illinois Collaborations in Individualized Medicine


University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise and her administrative team attended Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference this week and held meetings on ongoing collaborations between the two institutions. The group from Urbana-Champaign included (l-r) Associate Vice Chancellor Jennifer Eardley; Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of the Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo; Vice Chancellor Peter Schiffer; […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Gianrico Farrugia, individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Microbiome, Phyllis Wise, UIUC, University of Illinois

January 18th, 2013

Fecal transplants vs. C. diff.


Nature is touting the first randomized clinical trial to show that fecal transplants are more effective than standard antibiotic treatment against that modern scourge of the gut, Clostridium difficile. The article by Ed Yong on Jan. 16 details the paper by researchers at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands as published in the New England […]

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Tags: c diff, Clostridium difficile, Dr. David Agus, fecal transplant, Jeffrey Drazen, John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic, Microbiome, Paul Stoffels

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

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