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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Emerging Vascular Risk Factors in Women and Men: Any Differences?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The incidence and severity of both traditional and emerging cardiovascular disease risk factors as well as the response to treatment may differ between men and ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new paper describes methods to optimize characteristics of cells grown in a lab using biomaterial coatings. The research falls within the field of tissue engineering - the use of biomaterials, ... read more

Cranberry Extract Confirmed to Help Fighting Urinary Tract Infections in Breastfed Babies Under Age One

Jan. 18, 2016 — Cranberry extract helps fighting urinary tract infections (UTIs) in breastfed babies under one year of age, new research confirms. This work has proven that this compound prevents the prescription of ... read more

Link Between Obesity, Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer Revealed

Jan. 15, 2016 — The culprit for the link between obesity and colorectal cancer is excess calories, say scientists, but risk can be reversed through lifestyle modification or, potentially, use of an approved drug, a ... read more

Hay Fever Medicine Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Jan. 14, 2016 — The cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome has been identified by researchers. As a result, they were able to select a medicine that could reduce or end that pain. This ... read more

Novel Insights in Attachment of the Bacterial Carcinogen Helicobacter Pylori

Jan. 14, 2016 — The gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori is highly adapted to survival in the human stomach and responsible for the majority of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer cases worldwide. An important survival ... read more

Low-Fiber Diet May Cause Irreversible Depletion of Gut Bacteria Over Generations

Jan. 13, 2016 — A study raises concerns that the lower-fiber diets typical in industrialized societies may produce internal deficiencies that get passed along to future ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Gut microbes are well known to contribute to health and disease, but what has been less clear is how the host controls gut microbes. A study now reveals that mice and humans produce small molecules ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Researchers have conducted the first ever trials of smart pills that can measure intestinal gases inside the body, with surprising results revealing some unexpected ways that fiber affects the ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Antibiotics that fight infection can adversely affect the digestive tract and give destructive bacteria a chance to flourish, say researchers. This research seeks to identify probiotic mixes to treat ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — The composition of the gut microbiome in infants at six weeks of age appears to be associated with the delivery method by which they were born and how they were fed, according to a new ... read more

Proton Pump Inhibitors Associated With Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

Jan. 11, 2016 — Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are commonly used drugs to reduce acid in the stomach, appear to be associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease but more research is needed to ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Insect oil is a possible new source of the healthy omega-3 fatty acid. Insects make fatty acids by nature and can live on organic waste. A team of researchers examines which insects can best be used ... read more

High Folic Acid Intake in Aged Mice Causes a Lowered Immune Response

Jan. 11, 2016 — A study in aged mice shows that excess folic acid intake causes lowered immune function because important immune cells, called natural killer cells, are less effective. These results build upon the ... read more

Superiority of Chromoendoscopy in Dysplasia Detection in Patients With Colitis, Landmark Study Shows

Jan. 7, 2016 — Chromoendoscopy is superior to random biopsy or white-light colonoscopy in detecting dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), according to a long-term surveillance ... read more

Antibiotics Pave Way for C. Diff Infections by Killing Bile Acid-Altering Bacteria

Jan. 6, 2016 — Bile acids, which are altered by bacteria normally living in the large intestine, inhibit the growth of Clostridium difficile, new research indicates. The work sheds light on the ways in which some ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Drug and Gut Bacteria Have a Dynamic Interplay

Jan. 4, 2016 — An NSAID changed the composition and diversity of gut microbes, which in turn shaped how the drug is broken down and ultimately, cut its effectiveness, researchers report at the conclusion of an ... read more

Psychotherapies Have Long-Term Benefit for Those Suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dec. 28, 2015 — The beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting, a new meta-analysis has ... read more

Gene Analysis Could Allow the Risk Determination for Esophageal Cancer

Dec. 28, 2015 — A genetic modification in the mucous membrane of the esophagus, the Barrett esophagus, can lead to esophageal cancer. If certain biomarkers are contained in these tissue alterations, so-called miDNA, ... read more

Vitamin A Quells Severity of Preemie Gastrointestinal Disease in Mice

Dec. 21, 2015 — After observing that some gastrointestinal disease in premature human and mouse infants progresses only when certain immune system white blood cells go into inflammatory overdrive, researchers have ... read more

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