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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Inaccurate Reporting Jeopardizing Clinical Trials

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers say better method reporting in animal experiments could save significant sums and stop clinical trials being commissioned that have no hope of a successful ... read more

Combined Brachytherapy Techniques Should Be 'Benchmark' for Cervical Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2015 — The first large international study to investigate the late side-effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has shown that the technique successfully delivers ... read more

New Treatment for Common Digestive Condition Barrett's Esophagus

Apr. 14, 2015 — New research could transform treatments and diagnosis for a common digestive condition which affects thousands of ... read more

New Breath Technology Picks Up High Risk Changes Heralding Stomach Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new type of technology that senses minute changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, accurately identifies high risk changes which herald the development of stomach cancer, ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Although serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter, it is estimated that 90 percent of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive tract. In fact, altered levels of this peripheral ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — A gene, which is not active in some mothers, produces a breast milk sugar that influences the development of the community of gut bacteria in her infant, researchers have discovered. The researchers ... read more

Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Diet, Epstein-Barr

Apr. 8, 2015 — A new study is shedding light on the connection between diet and a common childhood disease. Using national health data, the researchers determined children who ate certain types of food or dealt ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — A commonly-used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat. For example, which molecules are regulating miR-22, and which ... read more

Potential Chemoresistance After Consuming Fatty Acid in Fish, Fish Oil

Apr. 2, 2015 — Researchers found that consuming the fish herring and mackerel, as well as three kinds of fish oils, raised blood levels of the fatty acid 16:4(n-3), which experiments in mice suggest may induce ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — An existing chemotherapy drug used to treat leukemia could prevent and control the growth of colorectal tumors, scientists have ... read more

Older People at Higher Risk of Emergency Cancer Diagnosis

Apr. 2, 2015 — People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a report. The researchers also found that women and less ... read more

Antioxidant Therapy May Have Promising Potential in Concussion Treatment

Apr. 1, 2015 — Antioxidants may play a key role in reducing the long-term effects of concussions and could potentially offer a unique new approach for treatment, a new study suggests. Common among athletes and ... read more

New Pain Relief Delivery Method Discovered

Apr. 1, 2015 — A new drug release gel, which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, has been developed by chemists looking for a way of eliminating the adverse ... read more

Folic Acid May Help Elderly Weather Heat Waves

Mar. 31, 2015 — Supplemental folic acid can enhance blood vessel dilation in older adults, according to researchers, suggesting that folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria Can Be Used to Classify Effects of Different Diseases

Mar. 31, 2015 — It is possible to quantify and classify the effects of different diseases on the activity of intestinal bacteria, new research demonstrates for the first time. Human intestinal flora, known as ... read more

Why Gastrointestinal Disorders Afflict Women More Often

Mar. 30, 2015 — Women are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders than men. A new study suggests that it's because the intestine's nerve cells are more sluggish in ... read more

Major Increase in Bowel Cancer Screening Uptake Shown With New Screening Test

Mar. 30, 2015 — A large pilot study of a new bowel cancer screening test has demonstrated a major increase in participation rates across population groups. The new test is called a Fecal Immunochemical Test or FIT ... read more

Mother's Diet Influences Weight-Control Neurocircuits in Offspring

Mar. 30, 2015 — Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation may prime offspring for weight gain and obesity later in life, according to researchers who looked at rats whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet and ... read more

Why Popular Antacids May Increase Chance of Bone Fractures

Mar. 26, 2015 — Newly research details a discovery explaining why the 100 million Americans estimated to be taking prescription and over-the-counter antacid and heartburn medications may be at an increased risk of ... read more

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