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May 23, 2017

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May 23, 2017

Gene That Affects Cell Power Supply May Hold Key to Bowel Disease

May 17, 2017 — A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease has been identified by scientists. Blocking the gene harms vital parts of the cell and ... read more

IBS Patients (Can't Get No) Satisfaction

May 9, 2017 — A new study of 483 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) revealed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor's ... read more

What’s the Best Way for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Address Abdominal Pain?

May 9, 2017 — When researchers analyzed published studies on how to treat recurrent abdominal pain among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, stress ... read more

First Endoscopic Stricturotomy With Needle Knife Study for Intestinal Strictures in IBD

Apr. 28, 2017 — The first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle-knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel disorder has been released by physicians. The ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Too much of the oncogene Bcl-3 leads to chronic intestinal diseases, report investigators. They describe in a new report exactly how it throws the immune system ... read more

Single Gene Encourages Growth of Intestinal Stem Cells, Supporting 'Niche' Cells, and Cancer

Apr. 28, 2017 — A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a ... read more

Follow-Up Colonoscopies Associated With a Significantly Lower Incidence of Bowel Cancer

Apr. 28, 2017 — Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds new ... read more

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Is Safe and Effective for Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Apr. 27, 2017 — A single transplant of microbes contained in the stool of a healthy donor is a safe and effective way to increase diversity of good bacteria in the guts of patients with ulcerative colitis, according ... read more

Ingesting Soy Protein May Ease Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Apr. 26, 2017 — A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon ... read more

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Imbalanced Microbiome

Apr. 26, 2017 — Abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria are related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, ... read more

Patients With Positive Fecal Screening Test, Sooner Is Better for Colonoscopy

Apr. 25, 2017 — The risk of colorectal cancer increased significantly when colonoscopy was delayed by more than nine months following a positive fecal screening test, according to a large ... read more

Enzyme Treatment Reduces Alcohol-Induced Liver Damage in Mouse Models

Apr. 25, 2017 — An intestinal enzyme previously shown to keep bacterial toxins from passing from the gastrointestinal system into the bloodstream may be able to prevent or reduce the liver damage caused by excess ... read more

Chili Peppers and Marijuana Calm the Gut, Study Suggests

Apr. 24, 2017 — You wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a new paper. The research could lead to new ... read more

Smart Pills Could Revolutionize Prevention and Diagnosis of Gut Disorders

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionize the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and ... read more

Bacteria's DNA Fingerprint Suggests It Could Be Spreading Via Food Distribution

Apr. 21, 2017 — Foods should be investigated as a potential source of spread of Clostridium difficile, according to ... read more

30% Reduction in Deaths from Bowel Cancer

Apr. 19, 2017 — The rate of new cases of bowel cancer in Austria has fallen by around 20% in the last ten years, while the associated mortality rate has fallen by nearly 30%. This trend is primarily due to ... read more

Cytokine Controls Immune Cells That Trigger Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Study Finds

Apr. 18, 2017 — A certain cytokine, or small protein that helps cells communicate during immune responses, can control whether immune cells promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that could lead ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases on the Rise in Very Young Canadian Children

Apr. 18, 2017 — Canada has among the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world, and the number of children under five years old being diagnosed increased by 7.2 percent every year ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — New evidence refutes the long-held scientific belief that the gut nerve cells we're born with are the same ones we die with. The finding has profound implications for the understanding and ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents ... read more

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