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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

Pioneering Study May Explain Origin of Several Digestive Diseases

June 29, 2015 — The tridimensional characterization of the calcium phosphate formed in the stomach is shown for the first time in a new study, revealing its internal structure, morphology and real functionality. ... read more

Obesity: Small Intestine Contributes to Chronic Inflammation

June 22, 2015 — Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. Scientists have now shown that severe obesity is accompanied by inflammation of the small intestine and ... read more

Zebrafish Provide a Novel Model to Study Short Bowel Syndrome

June 19, 2015 — Investigators are providing new hope for babies with short bowel syndrome (SBS) by developing a novel model of SBS in ... read more

Unique Bacterial Fingerprint Identified in Systemic Sclerosis

June 11, 2015 — The results of a new study showed that people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have a unique bacterial signature in their colon, when compared with healthy people. These findings suggest that changes in ... read more

June 9, 2015 — The number of people diagnosed with autism -- a spectrum of disorders characterized by social avoidance, repetitive behaviors and difficulty communicating -- has risen dramatically over the past two ... read more

How a Gut Feeling for Infection Programs Our Immune Response

June 9, 2015 — An unexpected finding by an international team of scientists has shed new light on how immune cells are programmed to either repair or protect the body. It's hoped the discovery will inform the ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Researchers believe understanding nanoparticles' ability to influence our metabolic processing may be integral to mediating metabolic disorders and obesity, both of which are on the rise and ... read more

Genomic Testing Can Help Identify Patients at Heightened Risk for Esophageal Cancer

June 8, 2015 — Barrett's esophagus (BE) develops in a subset of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and can increase the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. Although periodic surveillance for ... read more

Men Are 50 Per Cent More Likely to Get Esophageal Cancer Than 30 Years Ago

June 6, 2015 — Esophageal cancer rates in men have increased by 50 per cent since the early 1980s. In women, the increase is much smaller with around 10 per cent more now developing the disease compared to the ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Stress, an unhealthy diet and also the prolonged use of painkillers do not only upset the stomach, but are also associated with chronic colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. A team of researchers ... read more

Microbiology: Gut Bacteria Cooperate When Life Gets Tough

June 2, 2015 — Researchers have discovered with the help of computer models how gut bacteria respond to changes in their environment -- such as a decrease in oxygen levels or nutrient availability. Microorganisms ... read more

Complex Signaling Between Blood, Stem Cells Controls Regeneration in Fly Gut

May 25, 2015 — Having a healthy gut may well depend on maintaining a complex signaling dance between immune cells and the stem cells that line the intestine. Scientists report significant new insight into how these ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists and clinicians have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract changes as we age, and how this determines our overall ... read more

Investigating the Benefits of 'Sticky Sperm' for IVF

May 19, 2015 — Scientists are investigating whether a molecule usually found in moisturizers and skin creams could improve IVF success rates. Embryologists running a new clinical trial are investigating whether ... read more

Targeted, High-Dose Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Appears to Benefit Some Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

May 18, 2015 — High-dose radiation treatment, called stereotactic body radiotherapy, appears to be safe and as effective as standard radiation treatment for certain patients with pancreatic cancer whose tumors are ... read more

Certain Risk Factors Can Predict the Risk for COPD Exacerbations in Patients Using Inhaled Medications

May 18, 2015 — Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), being female, and certain scores on the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) were associated with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary ... read more

Researchers Make Progress Engineering Digestive System Tissues

May 18, 2015 — New proof-of-concept research suggests the potential for engineering replacement intestine tissue in the lab, a treatment that could be applied to infants born with a short bowel and adults having ... read more

Researchers Quantify Proportion of Different Genetic Mutations in Individual Bowel Cancers

May 18, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have quantified the different mutational profiles of clusters of cells in individual tumors in patients with bowel cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. ... read more

Patients Seek Greater Ownership of Health-Care Decisions

May 18, 2015 — Patients faced with a choice of surgical options want to engage their physicians and take a more active role in decision-making, according to a new study. Further, those physicians must provide ... read more

Many Probiotics Are Contaminated With Traces of Gluten

May 15, 2015 — More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis. Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten. Gluten is a ... read more

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