Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome — the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system…

Mayo researcher finds potential microbial pathway to treat IBS symptoms, lessen abdominal pain

The image represents how interpreting information from a multitude of datasets from samples collected over time from people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) leads to new biological insight and provides a functional image of the gastrointestinal tract in IBS. (By Joanna King, Mayo Clinic Division of Biomedical and…

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading…

Mayo Clinic expert answers COVID-19 questions — from school safety to vaccines to new flu virus concerns

By Dana Sparks As COVID-19 continues to cause concern and consume people’s lives across the globe, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, offers some insights and answers on the status of the pandemic. Scientists around…

Mayo researchers earn NIH award to study use of genetic risk scores for heart disease in diverse populations

In recognition of their high impact work of advancing the field of genetic risk profiling for disease risk stratification, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Mayo Clinic researchers, Iftikhar Kullo, M.D. and Richard Sharp Ph.D., part of $…