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SHOW Microbiome Research

SHOW Microbiome Research

A growing body of research suggests that our microbiota play an important role in keeping us healthy and can provide clues about many health conditions. Funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the UW Microbiome Initiative have fueled several ancillary projects with SHOW investigating the various factors that can affect the composition and function of human microbiota, beginning with the Wisconsin Microbiome Study (2016-2017). This project sought to assess the relations between dietary intake of fiber, the organisms comprising gut microbiota and the presence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) in the digestive tract.

This month, building on the Wisconsin Microbiome Study, the SHOW team is working with Dr. Ajay Sethi to collect data and samples for establishing the Population-Based Microbiome Research Core (PMRC). SHOW is returning to the homes of the previous Microbiome Study participants hoping to get another look at the gut microbiota to see if there are any changes to its composition and to determine if changes correlate with various environmental exposures around the home.

To read more about the PMRC study, click Here

Upcoming SHOW Presentations:

Shannah Eggers, PhD, is presenting on August 28th at the joint meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE), in Ottawa, Canada. She’ll be presenting on one of her dissertation aims in her oral presentation entitled, "Urinary Lead Concentration and its Association with the Composition of the Adult Gut Microbiota."

To learn more about SHOW, click Here