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Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have built a computer model of the interaction between different bacteria, and between bacteria and the gut wall. This has led them to explain how antibiotic-resistant microbes develop ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — TNF-alpha, a proinflammatory molecule and protein produced by the body's cells during infection, also promotes the immune system regulatory responses by first inducing immune surveillance cells. ... read more

Certain Types of Polyps May Warrant Keeping Closer Tabs on the Colon

Apr. 14, 2016 — Being on the lookout for certain features of polyps may help physicians keep a closer eye on patients at risk for colorectal ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — The lining of the intestine is the most rapidly-renewing tissue in the body. Routine shedding of epithelial cells from this lining is a key element of tissue turnover, and is thus essential to ... read more

Three Glycosyltransferases Identified as Significant Mutational Targets in Colon Cancer

Apr. 4, 2016 — Scientists have successfully characterized the mutational landscapes of glycosylation-associated genes in colon cancer, identifying three glycosyltransferases as significant mutational targets in ... read more

Early Childhood Antibiotics May Change Gut Microbes and Lead to Adolescent Prediabetes

Apr. 4, 2016 — Young children who take antibiotics may disrupt their gut’s microbial ecosystem and be more likely to develop prediabetes in adolescence, new research ... read more

Chemical in Antibacterial Soap May Disrupt Mix of Organisms in Digestive Tract

Apr. 1, 2016 — Use of a common nonprescription antimicrobial, triclocarban, during pregnancy and breast-feeding may alter the offspring's composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms, called ... read more

Nonpathogenic Viruses Transferred During Fecal Transplants

Mar. 29, 2016 — Communities of viruses can be transferred during fecal transplants, according to a study. Fortunately for patients who use this procedure, the viruses found to be transmitted in this study appear to ... read more

Humans Use 'Sticky Molecules' to Hang on to Good Bacteria in the Gut

Mar. 24, 2016 — Scientists have come up with an explanation for how humans keep hold of the good bacteria in the gut: by making them ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Intestinal inflammation in mice can be dampened by subjecting them briefly to a diet restricted in amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, researchers have ... read more

Reduction in Dietary Diversity Impacts Richness of Human Gut Microbiota

Mar. 15, 2016 — Changes in farming practices over the last 50 years have resulted in decreased agro-diversity which, in turn, has resulted in decreased dietary diversity. The significant impact of this change in ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Colorectal cancer, one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, is not a commonly discussed disease. Often symptom-less in early stages, the cancer is more difficult to treat as ... read more

The Gut: Performing Into Old Age

Mar. 9, 2016 — A breakthrough in basic research and the first comprehensive study on the secretory activity of the human intestine: over a period of eight years, medical researchers have examined more than 2,200 ... read more

Green Tea and Iron, Bad Combination

Mar. 8, 2016 — Green tea is touted for its many health benefits as a powerful antioxidant, but experiments in a laboratory mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease suggest that consuming green tea along with ... read more

High-Fat Diet Linked to Intestinal Stem Cell Changes, Increased Risk for Cancer

Mar. 2, 2016 — Over the past decade, studies have found that obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of cancer. Now, a new study reveals how a high-fat diet ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Cancer of the colon or rectum is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 140,000 ... read more

Crohn's Disease Diagnosis Difficult to Obtain, Life Altering, New National Study Finds

Mar. 1, 2016 — A new national survey of Crohn's disease patients reveals that it was not uncommon for patients to see multiple health-care professionals, have numerous office visits, and endure multiple ... read more

Is Anti-TNF Therapy Safe for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients With Prior Cancer?

Feb. 29, 2016 — A previous history of cancer doesn't necessarily preclude treatment with antibodies against tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, suggests a new ... read more

Tests Show No Specific Gastrointestinal Abnormalities in Children With Autism

Feb. 25, 2016 — Children with autism have no unique pattern of abnormal results on endoscopy or other tests for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, compared to non-autistic children with GI ... read more

Life-Threatening Bowel Ischemia Can Often Be Treated by Balloon Angioplasty

Feb. 25, 2016 — Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) can be successfully treated with endovascular therapy such as balloon angioplasty, according to new research. The study also found that AMI is a more common cause of ... read more

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