Gut Check is a non profit organization that promotes education and research into the prevention and treatment of Clostridium septicum
infections. This infection can lead to life threatening damage of the GI tract.
Your support will help Gut Check create awareness, prevention, & fund research on the Clostridium septicum infection.
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"The only cure for grief is action!"
– George Henry Lewes
- To increase awareness of the risk of Clostridium septicum in susceptible people such as cancer, diabetes, & HIV/AIDS patients.
- To educate health professionals to the symptoms and risk of the Clostridium septicum infection in susceptible people.
- To fund research on incidence and possible preventative measures to stop the Clostridium septicum infection.
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Because of the community's support and our generous donors we've accomplished:
- Funding a mouse study on effective antibiotic treatment of
C septicum. Conducted by Dennis Stevens, (MD),Ph.D, and Mike Aldape, Ph.D, at UA Med. CTR, Boise, ID.
- Funding genome study on C. septicum by Joseph Petroino, Ph.D, an assistant professor in molecular virology & microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine.
- Starting prevalence research at the University of Michigan led by Dr. David Aronoff (MD), an infectious disease doctor.
- Funded speakers on Clostridium research at the Anaerobe Society of the America's 2012 meeting and networked with doctors and researchers.
- Funded microbiology presentations at the 2012 American Society for Microbiology. This is the oldest science membership organization in the world with over 39,000 members.
- Set up a Science Board for Gut Check and have began developing an education program for physicians and laboratory technicians to identify C septicum.
- Published The Dragon That Could and donated copies to hospitals in Tucson, Phoenix, New York, & Michigan.
- Participated in the 2012 & 2013 Tucson Festival of Books to further educate the public.