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On the Microbiome
Doctor Jonathan Phillip Terdiman is professor of clinical medicine and surgery at UCSF. He is clinical director of the Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Center and director of the Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program. He performs research in the areas of colorectal cancer prevention, especially among individuals at high risk for cancer, such as those with hereditary cancer syndromes or those with longstanding inflammatory bowel disease. He also is interested in projects related to biomarkers of prognosis and prediction of response to therapies in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.Read FullAuthor Spotlight
Taking it to the Savannah
Doctor Richard A. Weisiger is a professor in residence and chief of medicine of the Faculty Gastroenterology and Liver Practices. He investigates the pathophysiology of functional disorders, with an emphasis on irritable bowel syndrome. He finds many disorders including depression, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome are caused by inappropriate activation of brain stress pathways. He states that while the stress response was adaptive in the ancestral environment where stress was usually brief (e.g., escaping a fire or flood), stress in modern life may persist for months or years. The resulting activation of stress pathways may cause multiple somatic symptoms (e.g., headache, anxiety, depression, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea). He has found animal data indicates that abuse or neglect during early life causes permanent activation of brain stress pathways. These changes strongly predispose to functional disorders in adults. Permanent activation of central ...Read FullAuthor Spotlight
Setting a Good Example
Lathan Spaulding has lived in more places than he can count on both hands two times over. He has been based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001 working as a carpenter and apprenticing as a boat builder. Lathan loves a good salad and a great Indian buffet. Despite his obviously conflicting food interests and the semi-privacy of his restroom facilities is still able to maintain regularity of his bowel movements.Read Full