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Diagnosing the Undiagnosed

Oct 15, 2016, 3:37 AM
Dr. Steve Watkins, Metabolon’s CTO, participated on the “The Future of Healthcare: Diagnosing the Undiagnosed” panel at last week’s Future in Review (FiRe) conference. In this video, he and panelists Dr. Katia Moritz, a clinical psychologist and documentary filmmaker, and Illumina’s Karen Possemato discuss the challenges and opportunities for patients and clinicians along an often-frustrating journey to find answers.
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Exploring Human Metabolism to Map Genetic Influences

Oct 11, 2016, 3:57 PM
The metabolome describes all the small molecule metabolites in a single organism or biological sample and provides a snapshot of metabolic status at that particular moment. Combining the power of metabolomics with the genetic blueprint created by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has allowed Metabolon and its collaborators to create an atlas of genetic influences on human blood metabolites.
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Is Metabolomics the Rosetta Stone for Understanding the Microbiome?

Sep 7, 2016, 4:17 PM
There’s been a lot of interest recently in the microbiome and the “bugs” (bacteria) that live on and within us. Their breadth of influence on our health is astonishing – certainly in metabolic diseases such as diabetes, but also in disorders that aren’t so obvious, such as autism, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.
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The Key to Precision Medicine is a Blueprint of Individual Health

Jul 13, 2016, 4:32 PM
Precision medicine is at the heart of healthcare providers’ goals to improve health, diagnoses and treatment for their patients. The key to advancing precision medicine lies in first creating a blueprint of human health. This will require collecting and analyzing massive amounts of data to build an expansive toolbox of recommendations about wellness and treatment for individuals.
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ASMS 2016: Round Up of Metabolon’s Presentations

Jun 15, 2016, 2:47 AM
The 64th American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual conference (ASMS) took place last week in San Antonio, TX. This meeting is always an important one for us.
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We don’t study metabolism

Apr 27, 2016, 2:58 AM
I hear this curious, but understandable, refrain from time-to-time in response to suggesting that metabolomics could be a useful approach for advancing research. It suggests that the respondent does not view metabolic pathways as a general feature that defines biological function – which it is. That is, they don’t view it in the same way that they do pathways involving proteins and transcription factors.
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Metabolomics in Nutrition & Exercise Science: An Interview with Dr. David Nieman

Mar 31, 2016, 3:08 AM
We asked David Nieman, D.Ph., FACSM, an expert in exercise science, to share his experience with metabolomics and how it has impacted his research.
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Metabolic Individuality May Hold the Key to Precision Medicine

Feb 19, 2016, 3:16 AM
Despite human genome mapping and years of research, the hunt for genetic drivers of health and disease has been challenging. It is now clear that both genetic and environmental factors, such as the microbiome, diet, lifestyle, and chemical and drug exposure, influence human health and disease.
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R-E-L-A-X. Successful metabolomics studies are not that hard

Jan 29, 2016, 3:21 AM
I like football (the American version that is), and I also like metabolomics. So, not surprisingly, as I was contemplating writing about how doing a successful metabolomics study is not really that difficult, these two topics collided.
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