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Mark Moschel: Parasites and Gut Repair

July 14, 2015

While traveling in Ecuador, Mark Moschel ate some ceviche from a street cart that he later found contained a parasite called giardia. Experiencing fatigue, light-headedness, and digestive issues, Mark used the Reporter app to track his symptoms and Ubiome to measure his gut flora to help him understand and combat the parasite. Though a trying experience,…

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What is in My Gut?

March 5, 2015

This past fall we learned about a unique study, conducted at Stanford University, designed to contribute to the understanding of the human microbiome. This study also has a component not common to academic research — data is being returned to the participants. Intrigued, I contacted the principle investigator, Les Dethlefson, to learn more. Ernesto: Tell me about…