Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Genotyping & Gene Expression
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Mayo Clinic Receives Funding for Gut Function Biomarker Research

Published: Friday, December 28, 2012
Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013
Bookmark and Share
The program aims to identify and validate biomarkers that can assess gut function and guide new ways to improve the health and development of children in the developing world.

Mayo Clinic have announced that it will receive funding through the Biomarkers of Gut Function and Health program within the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This initiative was launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationto overcome persistent bottlenecks preventing the creation of new and better health solutions for the developing world. William Faubion, M.D., a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, will continue to pursue a research project titled "Gut Permeability in Environmental Enteropathy."

"Our team at Mayo Clinic is excited about the opportunity to impact this devastating global health problem, and given this unique partnership between our pediatric population and that of the developing world, this project will truly be about kids helping kids," says Dr. Faubion.

Dr. Faubion's project is one of seven grants recently announced.

"Safeguarding the health of young children is one of the world's most urgent priorities and a core focus of our work," says Chris Wilson, Director of Discovery & Translational Sciences at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "We hope the suite of grants announced today will give us a deeper understanding of the reasons underlying stunted growth in children in the developing world and how this can be predicted to guide new approaches to improve the health and development of these children."

Environmental enteropathy is a disease of the small intestines of infants. It is a condition that affects approximately 146 million infants in developing countries. The condition disturbs digestion and absorption of nutrients, which leaves the infants malnourished. This malnourishment inhibits growth and development, which affects the children throughout their lifetimes. "These kids never reach their full potential," explains Dr. Faubion. "The trouble for physicians is how to identify the infants with enteropathy." This study hopes to define a simple test that can be used to identify afflicted infants.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Mayo, Baylor Collaborate
They aim to study genomic links to drug metabolism and other interactions which could be used to provide more tailored patient care.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Mayo Clinic Forms Joint Venture with Cancer Genetics
OncoSpire Genomics will seek to discover and commercialize biomarkers for multiple cancer types.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Mitochondrial Dysfunction Present Early in Alzheimer’s, Before Memory Loss
Using genetic mouse models, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that mitochondria in the brain are dysfunctional early in the disease.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Mayo Clinic to Collaborate with Indian Science Leaders
The collaboration will cover areas such as drug, device and biomarker studies relating to heart disease, chemical biology, applied genomics and innovations in metabolomics.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
TGen-Mayo Clinic Study Discovers Role of DNA Methylation in Multiple Myeloma
Report finds development of multiple myeloma is tied to ‘hypomethylation’.
Friday, October 01, 2010
Mayo Clinic Study Shows Drug Could Effectively Treat, Prevent the Spread of Breast Cancer
Study shows that the drug that has shown promise in treating sarcoma, lung and brain cancers may also be effective in treating breast cancer.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Discovery Suggests Location of Genes for Breast Density, a Strong Risk Factor for Breast Cancer
Researchers at Mayo Clinic and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Centers have identified a region on chromosome 5p that is associated with dense breast tissue.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Reactivating a Critical Gene Lost in Kidney Cancer Reduces Tumor Growth
Researchers have found that a key gene which is often silenced in clear cell renal cell carcinoma has stopped the tumor growth when restored in human kidney cancer cells.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Researcher Discover Why Some DNA Repair Fails
This discovery may lead to ways of fixing the process to avoid Huntington's disease and some types of colon cancer.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Scientific News
Poor Survival Rates in Leukemia Linked to Persistent Genetic Mutations
For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations – detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy – are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival.
Marijuana Genome Unraveled
A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.
Growing Hepatitis C in the Lab
Recent discovery allows study of naturally occurring forms of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the lab.
Signature of Microbiomes Linked to Schizophrenia
Studying microbiomes in throat may help identify causes and treatments of brain disorder.
Study Identifies the Off Switch for Biofilm Formation
New discovery could help prevent the formation of infectious bacterial films on hospital equipment.
Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies
CHOP genomics expert leads analysis of genetic architecture, with eye on repurposing existing drugs.
Fat in the Family?
Study could lead to therapeutics that boost metabolism.
Combo Tool
Joining molecular components expands ability to manipulate genes in specific cell types.
Team Identifies Structure of Tumor-Suppressing Protein
An international group of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicists Mathias Lösche and Frank Heinrich have established the structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN.
Genes Associated With Improved Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Use of non-invasive liquid biopsies could predict in which patients the cancer could recur following surgery.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!