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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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Biologic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease help heal the intestine

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although anti-inflammatory treatments are quite effective at reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the mucosal lining of the intestine often remains ulcerated...

Scientists identify a new way gut bacteria break down complex sugars

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and wellbeing.

Single-cell analysis reveals subtypes of colorectal tumors

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Combining single-cell genomics and computational techniques, a research team including Paul Robson, Ph.D.

Trichomonosis: A conundrum in cats

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Over the past two decades, the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus has come to be recognised as a cause of chronic colitis in cats in many countries worldwide.

Food contaminant deoxynivalenol exacerbates damage to DNA in gut microbiota

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Toulouse, France have demonstrated through in vitro and in vivo results that the intestinal DNA damage induced by colibactin-producing Escherichia coli strains...

Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Find out about inflammatory bowel disease, including risk factors and management. We discuss the two main types: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Study identifies molecular clues for age-related intestinal issues

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Intestinal stem cells rejuvenate daily so bowels will stay healthy and function normally, but a new study in Cell Reports suggests they also age along with people and lose their regenerative...

Study indicates promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstones

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

According to current estimates, 20 to 25 million Americans have or will develop gallstones, representing almost 15% of adults.

How does the immune system know friend from foe in gut bacteria?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New study shows how immune surveillance cells are trained to prevent attack on friendly gut bacteria even though they are clearly not part of host tissue.

New indicators to aid Crohn's disease diagnosis and treatment

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The diagnosis, understanding and management of Crohn's disease may have just received a helping hand from a joint ASU Biodesign Institute and Mayo Clinic study aimed at developing a better blood...

The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The intestine has a high rate of cellular regeneration due to the wear and tear originated by its function degrading and absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste.

HIV and diarrhea: Causes, treatment, and remedies

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the connection between diarrhea and HIV, when might it occur, and how long does it last? Are there any complications with HIV and diarrhea?

Common yeast may worsen IBD symptoms in Crohn's disease

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health.

Too little gluten in our diet may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research suggests people who do not have gluten intolerance but are still on a low-gluten diet may expose themselves to the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Could eating yogurt help treat depression?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Probiotic bacteria present in live-cultured yogurt - Lactobacillus - have the potential to treat depression, new research suggests.

Lifestyle choices condition colon and rectal cancer risk more than genetics

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers of the Colorectal Cancer research group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Dr.

Biosimilar of costly inflammatory bowel disease therapy found safe and effective

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis has been greatly improved by the introduction of biologic therapies such as infliximab (which targets tumour necrosis factor alpha), but at...

Epigenetic enzyme found to be lacking in some patients with Crohn's disease

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found how a variant in an important epigenetic enzyme - previously associated by population-based genetic studies with Crohn's disease and...

Gluten may trigger lymphoma in some celiac disease patients

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows how, in a small group of people with celiac disease, the consumption of gluten may trigger chemicals which in turn cause lymphoma.

Gut bacteria affect intestines and brain in IBS patients

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study found a connection between the gut's microbiota and gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

Probiotic could help alleviate hay fever symptoms

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that a probiotic containing Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria may be effective for easing symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Study finds colorectal cancer rates have risen dramatically in Gen X and millennials

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer.

FDA approves Xermelo for carcinoid syndrome diarrhea

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets in combination with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy for the treatment of adults with carcinoid syndrome...

Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer, consisting mainly of those related to digestive organs and hormone-related malignancies, reveals a large...

Prebiotics could stop stress from harming sleep quality

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Stress can have a negative impact on sleep quality, but a new study suggests dietary prebiotics could stop this process by promoting good gut bacteria.