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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Low Level Vitamin D During Remission Contributes to Relapse in Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 — Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers ... read more

Biologists Control Gut Inflammation by Altering the Abundance of Resident Bacteria

Feb. 16, 2017 — Numerous human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and autism spectrum disorders are linked to abnormal gut microbiomes, but an open question is whether these altered microbiomes ... read more

Largest Genetic Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Provides Clues on New Drug Targets

Jan. 30, 2017 — Medical researchers have identified a genetic variant that doubles an individual's risk of developing ulcerative colitis, one of the subtypes of a chronic disorder known as Inflammatory Bowel ... read more

How the Border Guards Fail in HIV Infection

Jan. 26, 2017 — Using a novel technique to analyze antibodies in fluid collected from intestines of 81 HIV-1-infected and 25 control individuals, researchers have found abnormal gut antibody levels in people ... read more

Food and Antibiotics May Change Microorganisms in Gut, Causing IBS

Jan. 26, 2017 — Changes to the microorganisms (microbiota) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may be a cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), suggest ... read more

New C.diff Treatment Reduces Recurrent Infections by 40%

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new treatment for Clostridium difficile (C.diff) infections reduces recurrent infections by nearly 40%, a large study has ... read more

Human Rotavirus Manipulates Immune Response to Maintain Infection

Jan. 24, 2017 — Using a laboratory model of the human gut, scientists have found that although human rotavirus does not succeed at preventing initial steps of the defense response, it is able to minimize subsequent ... read more

Food Additive E171: First Findings of Oral Exposure to Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have studied the effects of oral exposure to titanium dioxide, an additive (E171) commonly used in foodstuffs, especially confectionary. They have shown for the first time that E171 ... read more

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Gut Inflammation, Bacteria Changes

Jan. 19, 2017 — People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria, a pattern that differs from individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease, according ... read more

Changes in Blood-Brain Barrier, Intestinal Permeability Found in Individuals With Autism

Jan. 18, 2017 — A new study finds reduced expression of genes involved in integrity of the blood-brain barrier, intestinal barrier in those with autism spectrum ... read more

First Patient Enrolled in Phase 1 Study of Orally Delivered Capsule to Treat Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection

Jan. 18, 2017 — The first patient has now been enrolled in a new phase one study of a unfrozen oral capsule formulated to treat Clostridium difficile ... read more

New Light Shed on Functioning of Human Gut Bacteria

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers shed new light on the functioning of human gut bacteria, revealing how nutrients are transported into the bacterial ... read more

Crohn's Disease Risk and Prognosis Determined by Different Genes

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers have identified a series of genetic variants that affect the severity of Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease -- but surprisingly, none of these variants appear to be ... read more

New Sensor Integrates Inflammatory Bowel Disease Detection Into Colonoscopy Procedure

Jan. 4, 2017 — Researchers have developed the first sensor capable of objectively identifying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and distinguishing between its two ... read more

Increased Reaction to Stress Linked to Gastrointestinal Issues in Children With Autism

Jan. 4, 2017 — One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but ... read more

Single Fecal Transplant No More Effective Than Standard of Care in Treating C. Diff

Jan. 4, 2017 — When treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI), a single fecal transplantation delivered by enema is no more effective than the existing standard of care for RCDI, administration of ... read more

Enzyme Could Protect Against Type of Colorectal Cancer by Suppressing Tumors, Study Finds

Jan. 3, 2017 — An enzyme that plays an active role in inflammation could be a natural way to suppress tumors and ulcers in the colon that are found in colitis associated cancer (CAC), a type of colorectal cancer ... read more

Gut Microorganisms Affect Our Physiology

Dec. 29, 2016 — Researchers have found evidence that could shed new light on the complex community of trillions of microorganisms living in all our guts, and how they interact with our ... read more

Novel Diet Therapy Helps Children With Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Reach Remission

Dec. 28, 2016 — Pediatric patients with active Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can reach remission with diet ... read more

Dec. 23, 2016 — Researchers are working to develop a pill to treat this serious inherited bleeding disorder. Oral delivery of the treatment--clotting factor IX--would allow individuals with type B hemophilia to ... read more

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