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October 10, 2015

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October 10, 2015

Vaginal Microbes Influence Whether Mucus Can Trap HIV

Oct. 6, 2015 — HIV particles are effectively trapped by the cervicovaginal mucus from women who harbor a particular vaginal bacteria species, Lactobacillus crispatus. The findings could lead to new ways to reduce ... read more

New Predictor of Health Complications Can Identify High-Risk Preemies

Sep. 30, 2015 — Premature infants have heightened risks of deadly diseases because their organs and immune systems are not fully developed. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a major gastrointestinal disease that ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists advance understanding of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, a liver disorder that leaves infants born to affected mothers at risk for severe ... read more

Plum Good Health Benefits

Sep. 27, 2015 — Researchers have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon ... read more

Dried Plums Can Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer, Research Shows

Sep. 25, 2015 — A diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer, researchers ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — The role of stomach a cancer–associated protein has been revealed in the pathogenesis and prevention of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel disorders. These findings ... read more

Tumor Necrosis Factor in Colitis: Bad Actor or Hero?

Sep. 25, 2015 — A common therapeutic target for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may actually protect against intestinal inflammation by inhibiting pathogenic T-cells, investigators ... read more

Inflammatory Response May Fan the Flame of Dietary Fats' Role in Obesity-Related Diseases

Sep. 24, 2015 — A new study finds that an enhanced inflammatory response could be the key link between high saturated fat intake -- a recognized risk factor for obesity-related disorders -- and the development of ... read more

Over Fifty Per Cent Don't Go for New Bowel Cancer Test

Sep. 21, 2015 — More than half of people invited to take a new bowel cancer screening test didn’t take up the opportunity – even though it could stop them developing or dying from the disease, according to a ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists wonder why some people get so sick and even die after being infected by the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7, while others experience much milder symptoms and recover relatively quickly. ... read more

Cancer Remains Leading Cause of Death in U.S. Hispanics, Report Shows

Sep. 16, 2015 — While cancer is the second leading cause of death overall in the United States, it remains the leading cause of death among US Hispanics, according to a new ... read more

New Oral Drug Effective Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis, Researchers Say

Sep. 16, 2015 — A novel, one-step method to treat ulcerative colitis with an oral drug consisting of microparticles and natural herbal molecules that target the colon shows promise as an effective therapy, according ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in the digestive tracts of people with Crohn's disease. But a new study hints that we should ... read more

Anticonvulsant Effects of Valproic Acid Uncovered

Sep. 14, 2015 — Researchers have identified the mechanism by which valproic acid controls epileptic seizures, and by doing so, also revealed an underlying factor of ... read more

Keeping Gut Bacteria in Balance Could Help Delay Age-Related Diseases, Study Finds

Sep. 11, 2015 — Why do some people remain physically and mentally healthy into their 80s and beyond, while others age faster and suffer serious diseases decades earlier? New life sciences research may produce a new ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — The blame for some of chemotherapy's awful side effects may lie with our gut microbes, early evidence suggests. As chemotherapy drugs are eliminated from the body, bacteria in the ... read more

Changing Patient's Position Helps Effectiveness of Colonoscopy, Especially on One Side

Sep. 10, 2015 — Having patients lie on their left side while the right side of their colon is being examined can result in more polyps being found, thus increasing the effectiveness of colonoscopy for colorectal ... read more

New Enzyme-Replacement Therapy Shows Promise for Genetic Lipid Disease Treatment

Sep. 9, 2015 — Researchers report results of a trial showing the efficacy of a new enzyme-replacement therapy for lysosomal acid lipase deficiency. In an accompanying editorial, an expert notes that this first-ever ... read more

Major Study Moves a Step Closer to Treatments for Severe Asthma

Sep. 9, 2015 — Initial findings from a major study have helped identify key characteristics of severe asthma, which will help with the development of new treatments for patients with the ... read more

Keeping Older Muscles Strong

Sep. 8, 2015 — Scientists have identified the first known cause of age-related muscle weakness and atrophy (the transcription factor ATF4), as well as two natural compounds (ursolic acid, from apple peel, and ... read more

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