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November 15, 2021
summer 2015

How your microbiome can improve your health

Read the BBC's highlight of ACT Partner Researcher, Amanda Kabage's personal struggle with C. difficile before receiving a microbial transplant and becoming a researcher with the U of M's Microbiota Therapeutics Program that cured her.

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September 24, 2021
summer 2015

Dark chocolate may alter gut microbiome

Consuming an 85% cocoa dark chocolate significantly altered the diversity of the gut microbiome and improved mood in a randomized controlled trial with healthy young adults.

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August 24, 2021
summer 2015

Radiation Therapy Effectiveness for Cancer Patients Influenced by Gut Fungi

Research from the Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center found that the balance between intestinal bacteria and fungi can impact the anti-tumor immune response.

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August 9, 2021
summer 2015

Microbiota from young mice counteracts selective age-associated behavioral deficits

Researchers at University College Cork found Intestinal Microbiota Transplants from younger to older mice may reverse aging in the brains of older mice. This has implications for potentially unlocking the key to aging in humans.

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July 12, 2021
summer 2015

Gut Microbiome Study in Infants Identifies Alterations That May Contribute to Celiac Disease

Research has found that the gut microbiota can predict the onset of Celiac disease in infants. Being able to identify warning signs of Celiac disease can be used in prevention and intervention efforts.

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June 2, 2021
summer 2015

Gut Microbiome Changes Identified After Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can affect the body in various ways. A pilot study from Ohio State University examines how the gut microbiome may impact recovery from spinal cord injuries.

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May 6, 2021
summer 2015

Oral Microbiome Linked to Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

In a two year study, researchers in the Netherlands found patients both at risk for developing and with early rheumatoid arthritis had significantly different oral microbiota composition.

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April 10, 2021
summer 2015

Connection Found Between Household Chemicals and Gut Microbiome

A new study at Washington State investigates the correlation between household chemicals and the gut microbiome in children.

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April 1, 2021
summer 2015

High Fibre Diet Could Help Control COVID-19 Inflammation

Research indicates significant changes in the gut bacteria of COVID patients. A new study suggests a high fiber diet is protective against COVID inflammation.

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March 2, 2021
summer 2015

A WHAT transplant? It’s true — No. 2 can be No. 1 at saving lives

Dr. Khoruts shares the stool donor process at the University of Minnesota's Microbiota Therapeutic Program and the effectiveness of Intestinal Microbiota Transplants in treating c. difficile infections.

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