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Gastrointestinal Problems News
December 3, 2020

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Gut Bacteria Associated With Animal-Based Diet May Mitigate Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Researchers have found that a type of common gut bacteria sometimes associated with inflammation, abscesses, bowel disease and cancer has a major ...

Ingestible Capsule That Could Help Demystify the Gut-Brain Axis

A team of experts from engineering, neuroscience, applied microbiology, and physics has been making headway on building a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut ...

Regular Use of Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Heightened Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Regular use of acid reflux drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs for short, is linked to a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, ...

Berry Good News: Newly Discovered Compound from Blueberries Could Treat Inflammatory Disorders

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), caused by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract linings, can be debilitating and life threatening. ...
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Gut Check: Teff Grain Boosts Stomach Microbiome Health

Food scientists confirm that the grain teff helps the stomach and enhances the nutritional value of iron and zinc, according to a new modeling ...

Review Finds Almost 20 Percent of COVID-19 Patients Only Show Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Almost one in five patients with COVID-19 may only show gastrointestinal symptoms, according to a review of academic studies. The findings of the review suggest abdominal radiologists need to remain ...

Could Excessive Sugar Intake Contribute to Aggressive Behaviors, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder?

New research suggests that conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and even aggressive behaviors may be linked with sugar intake, and that it may have an ...

Small RNA as a Central Player in Infections

The most important pathogenicity factors of the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori are centrally regulated by a small RNA molecule, NikS. And this was not the only surprise that NikS ...

An Alternative to Animal Experiments

Researchers have cultured so-called intestinal organoids from human intestinal tissue, which is a common byproduct when performing bowel surgery. These small 'miniature intestines' can be ...

Excess Folic Acid During Pregnancy Harms Brain Development of Mice

A study of pregnant mice found high levels of folic acid were associated with significant changes in brain development of ...

Medical Mystery: 'Creeping Fat' in Crohn's Patients Linked to Bacteria

Researchers might have solved a mystery surrounding Crohn's disease: Why does fat appear to migrate into patients' small ...

Drug Found to Correct Gene Defect That Causes Immune-Driven Gut Leakiness

Researchers have found that the drug tofacitinib, also called Xeljanz and approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, can repair permeability defects in the ...

High-Fiber Diet, Low Level Inflammation: Sidestepping the Effects of Radiation

Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients as international research shows a diet rich in fibre could significantly reduce radiation-induced gut ...

Wearable Sensor to Help People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers have designed a wearable device that monitors sweat for biomarkers that could signal flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A team of bioengineers demonstrated the wristwatch-like ...

Dietary Folate, Magnesium, and Dairy Products May All Help Stave Off Bowel Cancer, Study Finds

Folate, magnesium, and dairy products may all help stave off bowel cancer, but there's no evidence that garlic or onions, fish, tea or coffee protect against the disease, finds a new ...

Secure Nano-Carrier Delivers Medications Directly to Cells

Researchers have developed a stable nano-carrier for medications. A special mechanism makes sure the drugs are only released in diseased ...

Hormone That Might Help Treat Malabsorption Identified

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's used human intestinal organoids grown from stem cells to discover how our bodies control the absorption of nutrients from the food we eat. They further found ...

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 ...

Mini-Organs Could Offer Treatment Hope for Children With Intestinal Failure

Scientists have grown human intestinal grafts using stem cells from patient tissue that could one day lead to personalized transplants for children with intestinal ...

Microbial Genetics: A Protean Pathogen

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is linked to increased risk of stomach cancer, and is genetically highly variable. A new study explores the role played by this diversity in the early phase of ...

Love Hormone Also Forms Important Link Between Stress and Digestive Problems

New research shows that oxytocin, known as the love hormone, plays an important role in stress' disruption of digestion such as bloating, discomfort, nausea, and ...

Breakthrough in Using Stem Cells to Treat Enteric Nervous System Disorders

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how the enteric nervous system forms, which could pave the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as ...

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 ...

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