Author Archive for Clare Howard

Clare Howard is the editor of the Community Word. She can be reached at communityword@yahoo.com

Gut health linked to disease, obesity

Yajing Song and Peter Gyarmati examine equipment set up in their new research lab at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. They study the gut microbiome and its links to cancer and other diseases.

BY CLARE HOWARD Two medical researchers who arrived at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria in August dream of fighting disease and boosting immunity by restoring balance to the gut microbiome. Long-held assumptions about the human gut…