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Canine gut microbiome – An interview with Dr. Kelly Swanson

“The importance of gut microbiome on host health has been known for decades, but traditional methods made it difficult to study the bacteria and their relationship with the ...
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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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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 2/3)

Most people consider the nature of collecting fecal samples unpleasant and inconvenient. One of the challenges for the researcher conducting a gut microbiome study, is to ...
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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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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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DNA Genotek's top 3 gut microbiome publication picks for 2018

It is no secret that gut microbiome research has been on the rise leading to a plethora of new insights, theories and discoveries. Like you – we’ve been absolutely captivated ...
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Physical activity and the affect on maternal and fetal gut microbiome

Does physical activity affect the maternal and fetal gut microbiome? The University of Ottawa’s Placenta project could provide the answer. The placenta is a critical organ in ...
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Choosing the best DNA extraction method in human gut microbiome community profiling

A critical component to any human gut microbiome study is the ability to accurately represent the ‘true’ microbial community present at a specific period in time or, in other ...
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