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