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PREdiCCt: the largest study on predicting IBD disease flare

This week, I interviewed Dr. Charlie Lees and Lee Murphy, investigators for the PREdiCCt Study (Prognostic effect of environmental factors in Crohn’s and Colitis). PREdiCCt is ...
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The challenges and opportunities of collecting RNA for human microbiome studies

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jean Macklaim, a Bioinformatician at DNA Genotek who has an extensive history with RNA research for our podcast, Molecules, Microbes ...
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Cancer and the gut microbiome: a new research field that could improve cancer treatment

Millions of researchers dedicate their lives to discovering new methods to understand and treat cancer. Everyday researchers find new ways to investigate cancer such as ...
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Cold chain stool sample collection: A series of unfortunate events (Part 3/3)

Throughout our cold chain stool sample collection series we explored the challenges, high cost, and low quality results that often come with shipping stool samples via cold ...
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Sequencing the microbiome: Are you getting the full story?

Evolution of sequencing technology Since the human genome was sequenced and famously published in Nature and Science in 2001(1)(2), sequencing technology has experienced ...
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Could the gut microbiome lead to new treatment options for bipolar disorder?

Over the past few years, the microbiome has opened the doors to new research. The gut microbiome specifically has been linked to a number of diseases via changes in the ...
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Are these popular diets the best solution to reduce IBD and gut microbial dysbiosis?

What should I eat? - One of the most common questions asked by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. The role of diet has become increasingly important in the prevention ...
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Cold chain stool sample collection: a series of unfortunate events (Part 1/3)

In this first of a three-part blog series, I am delving into the topic of cold-chain stool collection and transportation. I will explore the challenges of collection and ...
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The importance of the gut microbiome in predicting dietary responses

Personalized nutrition is emerging as a field of interest due to an increase in coverage in the general media and the growing awareness that no two people can have identical ...
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Why is an optimal DNA extraction important for microbial profiling?

One of the many ways to ensure optimal isolation of bacterial DNA from stool samples, is through the use of an efficient extraction methodology. Our customers have been asking ...
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