The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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New interdisciplinary center at MIT to focus on the microbiome and human health

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Bob

    Bob

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    This article from MIT is quite interesting...

    MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital are setting up a $25m interdisciplinary centre to investigate diseases related to the microbiome.

    Unfortunately, the article does not mention ME/CFS, but it discusses inflammatory bowel disease and "systemic autoimmune diseases" for which it gives examples as "multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, arthritis, and other disorders, such as autism, obesity, acne, and allergies."

    I've quoted some interesting extracts below...


    New interdisciplinary center at MIT to focus on the microbiome and human health
    Partnership with MGH, other institutions to foster regional ecosystem for rapidly evolving field.
    November 6, 2014
    http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-mit-center-microbiome-and-human-health-1106

     
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  2. Denise

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    Very interesting!
    I read this article earlier this week:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/opinion/sunday/there-is-no-healthy-microbiome.html

    (two quotes)
    "The microbiome is the sum of our experiences throughout our lives: the genes we inherited, the drugs we took, the food we ate, the hands we shook. It is unlikely to yield one-size-fits-all solutions to modern maladies."

    "Our microbes are truly part of us, and just as we are vast in our variety, so, too, are they. We must embrace this complexity if we hope to benefit from it."
     
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