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October 13, 2020
summer 2015

St. Louis Park-based Achieving Cures Together hosts virtual event about microbial health

St. Louis Park-based Achieving Cures Together will host a virtual event, Spread Hope, to hear from experts around the nation sharing highlights of their research and clinical trials that they say connects microbial health to autism, cancer recovery and gastrointestinal health. Guest speakers include Dr. Alexander Khoruts, Dr. James Adams, Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Dr. Byron Vaughn and Dr. Shernan Holtan.

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September 11, 2020
summer 2015

Gut microbiome data may be helpful in routine screening of cardiovascular disease

Preliminary research suggests microbiota screening could serve as an accurate diagnostic screening tool for cardiovascular disease.

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August 10, 2020
summer 2015

New study indicates gut bacteria have a direct line to the brain.

New research demonstrated significant direct communications between the central nervous system and the gut, finding that microbiota modulate sympathetic neurons through the gut-brain circuit.

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July 1, 2020
summer 2015

Gut bacteria signature reveals liver disease with over 90% accuracy

Researchers in California have discovered specific gut bacteria strains useful in detecting liver fibrosis and cirrhosis with an accuracy of greater than 90 percent.

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July 1, 2020
summer 2015

Study Links Specific Strain of Gut Microbiota to Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

In new study completed in Switzerland and the UK, researchers identified a specific strain of bacteria as a potential trigger for the early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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June 9, 2020
summer 2015

Probiotics: promise, evidence, and hope

Although the concept of beneficial bacteria is no longer novel, in recent decades there has been increasing attention paid to the potential effects of probiotics. Generally, existing research supports that probiotics have rather limited benefits that extend only to specific conditions. While probiotics may be limited, microbial therapeutics including Intestinal Microbiota Transplants (IMT) are increasingly being used to treat specific diseases and conditions.

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May 12, 2020
summer 2015

Gut Feeling

For the U of M's Microbiota Therapeutics Program team, this work is personal. Amanda Kabage's life saving Intestinal Microbiota Transplant not only gave her health back, but a new career focus.

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April 7, 2020
summer 2015

Air Pollution Alters Gut Microbiome and Increases Risk For Diabetes

Exposure to air pollution alters gut microbiome composition, subsequently increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses.

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March 20, 2020
summer 2015

Gut bacteria may boost cancer therapy by colonizing tumors.

A study in mice suggests that by infiltrating tumors and ramping up the body’s immune response, a type of gut bacteria could be a valuable ally in cancer treatment.

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March 3, 2020
summer 2015

Butterflies in your tummy? New Australian study links anxiety and childhood gut bacteria.

The study, a collaborative work conducted by researchers from Deakin University, Barwon Health and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) – is the first to show that children with a lower amount of Prevotella at age one are more likely to have anxiety-like behaviours at two, supporting what Harvard researchers have termed “the gut-brain connection”.

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