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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Aug. 26, 2015 — Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human ... read more

Energy Expenditure Increases After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Aug. 11, 2015 — Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss, and now researchers have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the ... read more

Women Having a Baby by IVF Are at Increased Risk of Reflux Disease After Birth

Aug. 10, 2015 — Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilization are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, according to the results of a study. ... read more

Very Little Evidence for Cutting out Certain Carbs to Ease Irritable Bowel

Aug. 7, 2015 — There is very little evidence to recommend avoiding certain types of dietary carbohydrate, known as the FODMAP diet, to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS for short, concludes a ... read more

Childhood Physical, Sexual Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis

Aug. 6, 2015 — Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative Canadian ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Intra-abdominal fat cells may contribute to the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a ... read more

Spaceflight May Increase Susceptibility to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Aug. 5, 2015 — Prolonged spaceflight may give you a nasty case of diarrhea, new research suggests. Specifically, when mice were subjected to simulated spaceflight conditions, the balance of bacteria and the ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Malnutrition affects millions of people worldwide and is responsible for one-fifth of deaths in children under the age of five. Children can also experience impaired cognitive development and stunted ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Two types of bariatric surgeries, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical banded gastroplasty, result in similar microbiome remodeling changes that are maintained a decade later in a group of women, a ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Diagnosis of deadly brain conditions could be helped by new research that shows how infectious proteins that cause the disease spread. Research reveals how the proteins -- called prions -- spread ... read more

Gout Medications Might Be Useful in Treating Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease

July 31, 2015 — Two commonly used gout medications, which target uric acid and adenosine triphosphate, may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease and inflammation, new research suggests. These findings ... read more

Red Grape Chemical May Help Prevent Bowel Cancer but Less Is More

July 29, 2015 — Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses, according to new research. Previous research looked at high doses ... read more

Generalized Anxiety Disorders Twice as Likely in Those With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

July 29, 2015 — People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when ... read more

Scientists Identify Gene Vital for Rebuilding Intestine After Cancer Treatment

July 29, 2015 — A rare type of stem cell is immune to radiation damage thanks to high levels of a gene called Sox9, researchers have ... read more

Atomic View of Bacterial Enzymes That Help Human Digestion

July 29, 2015 — A group of researchers has reached deep into the human gut, plucked out a couple enzymes produced by bacteria residing there and determined their biological activities and molecular structures -- ... read more

Probiotics Improve Behavioral Symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases in Mice

July 28, 2015 — Probiotics may improve the behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases by altering communication between the immune system and the brain, according to an animal ... read more

Fatty Acid Increases Performance of Cellular Powerhouse

July 28, 2015 — An entirely new control mechanism that regulates the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, has been discovered by researchers. Surprisingly, a fatty acid is playing a key role in ... read more

New Treatment May Help Neonatal Liver Disease Associated With Parenteral Nutrition

July 28, 2015 — Exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD), a new study ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Researchers have created a polymer gel that could allow for the development of long-acting devices that reside in the stomach, including orally delivered capsules that can release drugs over a number ... read more

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