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October 1, 2017

2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile

In 2016, we had our first successful marathon event. This year we are upping the ante and building a team to run the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and 10 mile race. As an official Contributing Charity, Achieving Cures Together is excited for this event and looking forward to a fun, vibrant race day.

Interested in joining the team? Email us at

News & Resources

December 4, 2017
summer 2015

Exercise can beneficially alter the composition of your gut microbiome

Two new studies led by researchers at the University of Illinois have delivered the first clear evidence that the composition of gut bacteria can be changed by exercise alone. Designed to isolate the effects of exercise from other factors that could influence gut bacteria, these dual studies build on an increasing body of evidence affirming the role of exercise in determining the makeup of a person's gut microbiome.

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November 15, 2017
summer 2015

Engineering the gut microbiome with 'good' bacteria may help treat Crohn's disease

Researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. The new study suggests that wiping out a significant portion of the bacteria in the gut microbiome, and then re-introducing a certain type of 'good' bacteria that lacks this enzyme, known as urease, may be an effective approach to better treat these diseases.

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February 17, 2017
summer 2015

New study identifies dramatic shifting of the microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an autoimmune condition where, in most cases, there are multiple triggers stimulating the immune system in multiple ways over a long period of time.

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December 21, 2016
summer 2015

Microbiota: Reseeding the gut

Transplants of faecal matter have done wonders for the treatment of certain gastrointestinal infections. Will they ever work for inflammatory bowel disease?

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