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Gastrointestinal Problems News
September 24, 2020

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Giant Spider Provides Promise of Pain Relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Molecules from the venom of one of the world's largest spiders could help researchers tailor pain blockers for people with irritable bowel syndrome ...

Sampling the Gut Microbiome With an Ingestible Pill

Gut microbes affect human health, but there is still much to learn, in part because they're not easy to collect. But researchers now report that they have developed an ingestible capsule that in rat ...

Tag Team Gut Bacteria Worsen Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers have discovered that a particular combination of microorganisms in the gut can worsen symptoms in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. The study shows that two specific gut bacteria ...

Swallowing This Colonoscopy-Like Bacteria Grabber Could Reveal Secrets About Your Health

Your gut bacteria could say a lot about you, such as why you're diabetic or how you respond to certain drugs. But scientists can see only so much of ...
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Enzyme Discovered in the Gut Could Lead to New Disease Biomarker

Enzymes used by bacteria to break down mucus in the gut could provide a useful biomarker for intestinal diseases, according to new ...

A New Tool for Modeling the Human Gut Microbiome

Engineers have designed a device that replicates the lining of the colon. With the device, they can grow human colon cells along with oxygen-intolerant bacteria that normally live in the human ...

Antibiotics Use Early in Life Increases Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Later in Life

Even short, single antibiotic courses given to young animals can predispose them to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when they are older, according to new researchers. The study provides further ...

Epstein-Barr Virus Rewires Host Epigenomes to Drive Stomach Cancer

Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that explains how Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection alters a host's epigenome to promote tumorigenesis (the transformation of normal cells into ...

Gum Disease May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

People who have periodontal (gum) disease may have a higher risk of developing some forms of ...

Gel That Breaks Down, Puts Itself Back Together Could Improve Delivery of Oral Drugs

An emerging hydrogel material with the capacity to degrade and spontaneously reform in the gastrointestinal tract could help researchers develop more effective methods for oral drug delivery. In ...

Multidisciplinary Approach More Effective for Gut Disorders

Researchers have conducted a trial involving 144 patients to compare the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary clinic - involving gastroenterologists, dieticians, psychiatrists and physiotherapists - ...

High-Fat Diet With Antibiotic Use Linked to Gut Inflammation

Researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre- inflammatory bowel disease. This combination shuts down the ...

New Clues from Fruit Flies About the Critical Role of Sex Hormones in Stem Cell Control

In one of the first studies addressing the role of sex hormones' impact on stem cells in the gut, scientists outline new insights showing how a steroidal sex hormone, ecdysone, drastically ...

Strain of E. Coli May Offer Protections Against Its More Malevolent Cousins

Researchers say E. coli Nissle may protect human cells against other more pathogenic strains of E. coli such as E. coli 0157:H7, which is commonly associated with contaminated hamburger ...

Antioxidants in Corn Line Could Aid Human IBD Protection, Therapy

Flavonoids from a specific line of corn act as anti-inflammatory agents in the guts of mice with an inflammatory-bowel-disease-like condition, according to a team of researchers who said ...

Towards Improved Wound Healing: Chemical Synthesis of a Trefoil Factor Peptide

The family of trefoil factor peptides brings hope to both research and industry to improve the treatment of chronic disorders. For the first time, a team succeeded in the synthesis and folding of the ...

Probiotics Alone or Combined With Prebiotics May Help Ease Depression

Probiotics either taken by themselves or when combined with prebiotics, may help to ease depression, suggests a review of the available ...

Location, Location, Location: Even Gut Immune Response Is Site-Specific

Researchers are using mini-organs to model the digestive tract in the laboratory. These so-called organoids provide insights into the inflammatory processes that play a role in diseases such ...

Clostridium Difficile: Fecal Microbial Transplantation More Effective and Less Costly Than Antibiotics

An innovative treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) which uses transplanted gut bacteria to treat the infection, is a more effective and more cost-efficient treatment than ...

Common Food Additive Causes Adverse Health Effects in Mice

A common food additive, recently banned in France but allowed in the US and many other countries, was found to significantly alter gut microbiota in mice, causing inflammation in the colon and ...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Doubling in Dementia Risk

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing dementia, finds new ...

Pioneering Research Reveals Certain Human Genes Relate to Gut Bacteria

The role genetics and gut bacteria play in human health has long been a fruitful source of scientific inquiry, but new research marks a significant step forward in unraveling this complex ...

Vitamin D May Help Prevent a Common Side Effect of Anti-Cancer Immunotherapy

published in CANCER indicates that taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer ...

Latest Findings on Bitter Substances in Coffee

Coffee is very popular around the world despite or perhaps because of its bitter taste. Compounds contained in the coffee such as caffeine contribute to the bitterness to varying degrees. A recent ...

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