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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Modified Rye Bread Helps Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

July 18, 2016 — Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, ... read more

Long Noncoding RNA Found to Quell Inflammation

July 14, 2016 — A long non-coding RNA (lincRNA) -- called lincRNA-EPS -- responsible for regulating innate immunity has been identified by a team of scientists. This discovery points to an unrecognized role for ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Fecal transplants are increasingly being used to treat certain human illnesses and there is a major upsurge in animal experiments involving fecal material, report scientists. But what, exactly, is ... read more

The Colon Is Defended from Bacteria by a Self-Sacrificing Sentinel Cell

July 12, 2016 — A lone Sentinel cell monitors and coordinates the defense of the entrance to the colon's most sensitive parts. The Sentinel cell detects nearby bacteria and signals to a line of defensive cells ... read more

Research Brings New Understanding of Chronic Inflammatory Disease

July 6, 2016 — New light has been shed on the way cells tune in to different inflammatory signals to understand what is happening in the body, report life ... read more

How Toxins Activate Cellular Guides

July 5, 2016 — The ingestion of antibiotics often damages the intestine’s natural flora. This prevents it from keeping pathogens under control; diarrhea and intestinal inflammation are the result. Researchers ... read more

Genetic Mutations Found Linked to Rare Cases of Multiple Bowel Tumors

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have identified genetic mutations affecting the immune system which may lead to the development of more than one bowel tumour at the same time. Understanding how these cancers develop ... read more

New Probiotic Identified in Fermented Japanese Vegetable: Enzyme Improves Colon Health in Rats

July 4, 2016 — An enzyme produced by fermenting a vegetable common in Japanese cuisine may be responsible for increasing the amount of at least one beneficial bacterium associated with healthy colons in a study ... read more

Incidence of Cancer in Patients With Large Colorectal Polyps Lower Than Previously Thought

June 30, 2016 — For the majority of patients with large or difficult to remove colorectal polyps (growths in the colon), the incidence of cancer is actually lower than previously thought, and using more advanced ... read more

New Research May Help to Develop Effective Pain Killers

June 30, 2016 — If you have ever chopped chilies and then accidentally touched your eyes you will be familiar with the burning sensation that this causes. However, the substance responsible for this sensation can ... read more

Researchers Identify the Molecular Roots of Lung Damage in Preemies With GI Disease

June 29, 2016 — Scientists have figured out a root cause of the lung damage that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a disorder that damages and kills the lining of ... read more

Food’s Transit Time Through Body Is a Key Factor in Digestive Health

June 27, 2016 — The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit ... read more

New Tool for Forecasting Behavior of the Microbiome

June 27, 2016 — A team of investigators has developed a suite of computer algorithms that can accurately predict the behavior of the microbiome -- the vast collection of microbes living on and inside the human ... read more

Primary Care Visits Result in More Colon Cancer Screening, Better Followups

June 24, 2016 — People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results -- even in health systems that ... read more

Landmark Study Gives Clearest Picture of Genetic Causes of Bowel Cancer

June 22, 2016 — A landmark study has given the most detailed picture yet of the genetics of bowel cancer. The study examined all the genes from more than 1,000 people with bowel cancer and is the largest of its type ... read more

Improving Key Diagnostic Measures for Gastrointestinal Disorders

June 21, 2016 — Diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide, have now been amended by ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Researchers have unlocked secrets of our ancient immune system, a major scientific advance which could help scientists and clinicians in the global fight against disease, they ... read more

Stem Cell Transplant from Young to Old Can Heal Stomach Ulcers

June 16, 2016 — Basic and translational research paves the way for breakthroughs that can ultimately change patient care. Three new studies provide a glimpse into future treatment strategies for stomach ulcers, ... read more

Culture Crash: How Common Pediatric Diseases Affect the Healthy Intestinal Microbiome

June 13, 2016 — A large number of young patients require surgery for various intestinal diseases. Since the intestinal microbiome is an important regulator of gut health and immune function, researchers investigated ... read more

Unraveling the Food Web in Your Gut

June 13, 2016 — Despite recent progress, the organization and ecological properties of intestinal microbial ecosystem remain under investigated. Using a manually curated metabolic module framework for (meta-)genomic ... read more

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