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The gastrointestinal (GI) system is made up of the GI tract plus accessory organs that include salivary glands, pancreas, liver, digestive enzymes and gallbladder. The function of the GI system is to process nutrients and energy from food and fluids that

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Partnering cells turn off immune attack on pancreatic tumors

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two cell types work together to protect pancreatic tumors from destruction by the immune system. But, blocking this partnership may restore the system's ability to attack these same tumor cells.

Study: Diet not connected to GI problems in children with autism

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stress - not nutrition - likely cause of increased GI issues.Many children with autism spectrum disorder experience significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is...

Bacterium promotes colorectal tumor growth

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research shows that a bacterium actively drives the growth of cancer cells in colorectal cancer. The findings may, in the future, improve treatment.

Calcium could be the answer to C. difficile infection

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Calcium is key in allowing Clostridium difficile to germinate, a new study finds, but it might also be the answer to stopping or slowing down its spread.

Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for IBD in offspring

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study in mice underscores concern over unwarranted use of antibiotics during pregnancy and early development.

Bleeding ulcer: What causes it and is it serious?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are the symptoms of a bleeding ulcer and what causes peptic ulcers? Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, outlook, and myths about bleeding ulcers.

How does a high-fat diet raise colorectal cancer risk?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A high-fat diet is linked to a greater risk of colorectal cancer. Now, researchers believe they have found a molecular explanation for this association.

Fifteen possible causes of abdominal pain

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is abdominal pain, what are the causes, and what are the symptoms? Are some causes more serious than others? When should medical attention be sought?

BRAT diet: Benefits, risks, and treating diarrhea

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is the BRAT diet, how does the BRAT diet work, and is it effective? Learn if the diet is safe, when to see a doctor, and what foods to avoid.

Researchers make significant progress in engineering digestive system tissues

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat digestive system conditions - from...

Are engineered organs finally becoming reality in medicine?

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Babies, new mothers, cancer surgery patients, and the elderly are all in need of new treatment options for gastrointestinal problems.

Gut microbes influence the body's response to high-fat diet

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

After switching to a high-fat diet, genetically similar mice showed differences in outcomes that could be predicted by gut microbe markers in their urine.

Why do chili peppers give us the hiccups?

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

From the Carolina Reaper to the newly discovered Dragon's Breath, chili peppers are getting hotter. Find out what happens when the chili hiccups strike.

Scientists identify cause, possible treatment for life-threatening gut condition

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health and international colleagues have discovered a genetic cause and potential treatment strategy for a rare immune disorder called CHAPLE disease.

Liquid biopsies: A non-invasive look at treatment response

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study presented at the ESMO 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, shows that so-called "liquid biopsies", blood tests that detect circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA), may not only sound an...

Common heartburn drugs tied to higher risk of death

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A large study finds that PPIs - used by millions for heartburn and ulcers - are linked to higher risk of death and that the risk rises the longer the use.

Vitamin B12 shots: Uses, benefits, and side effects

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for human health. Learn about B12 shots, who may need them, as well as the potential benefits and risks involved.

Right-sided colorectal tumours: An internal radiation advantage

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, having a primary tumour on the left side, as opposed to the right side of the colon, is known to be a significant advantage in...

Parts of Mediterranean diet shown to prevent colorectal cancer

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study highlights the specific elements of the Mediterranean diet that are the most important for keeping colorectal cancer at bay.

Scientists find genes that may cause inflammatory bowel disease

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

From hundreds of genes potentially responsible for inflammatory bowel disease, a new genome-wide analysis focuses on a few that may cause the illness.

Belladonna: Uses and risks

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Learn about belladonna and how it may be used to treat conditions such as Parkinson's, IBS, and stomach ulcers, as well as the associated risks.

Study: Minimally-invasive surgery outcomes more favorable versus traditional open surgery

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Minimally-invasive surgery leads to more favorable 30-day postoperative outcomes versus traditional open surgery, according to a study led by physicians from the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry...

Study links immune responses to intestinal microbes with rheumatoid arthritis

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), self-reactive T cell responses cause inflammation and progressive damage to synovial joints.

Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell's cytoskeleton

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell's skeleton, or cytoskeleton.

Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A diet high in coconut oil and other plant-derived fats may alter gut bacteria diversity, reducing gut inflammation for patients with Crohn's disease.