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Oh my microbiome: why do you do this to me?

Feb 14, 2017, 3:38 PM
How many of us have gained weight in the past and decided that we did not like what we were seeing or perhaps that our weight was unhealthy? And, having seen our expanded waistlines, rear ends or what-have-yous, determined to do something about it? I have written recently about unhealthy weight gain and diabetes and what we might do about it.
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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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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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