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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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Gut microbiome contributes to Parkinson's, study suggests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

For the first time, researchers have discovered an association between the population of the microbes in the gut and Parkinson's disease.



Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food.



Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risk to stomach

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University.



Gluten-free diet may not reduce intestinal damage in all children with celiac disease

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease...



Successfully treating genetically determined autoimmune enteritis

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Using targeted immunotherapy, doctors have succeeded in curing a type of autoimmune enteritis caused by a recently discovered genetic mutation.



Yo-yo dieting may be caused by altered gut microbes

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Millions of Americans diet, but few maintain their weight loss. A new study suggests this 'yo-yo' effect may be down to changes in the gut microbiome.



Diet soda sweetener may cause weight gain

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new study may have found the reason why the sugar substitute aspartame does not help with weight loss, and may even cause weight gain.



Gut microbes switch host genes on and off under influence of diet

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

New study of mice shows gut microbes alter gene expression - depending on diet - with a Western diet preventing many of the changes of a plant-rich one.



Changes in the diet affect epigenetics via the microbiota

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

You are what you eat, the old saying goes, but why is that so? Researchers have known for some time that diet affects the balance of microbes in our bodies, but how that translates into an effect...



Major finding identifies nitrogen as key driver for gut health

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health, with new research presenting the first general principles for how diet impacts the...



Five fast facts about norovirus

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Cruise ships, nursing homes, and daycare centers are common breeding grounds for norovirus, a contagious stomach bug that infects 685 million people around the world each year.



New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel syndrome

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population.



Gut bacteria affect our metabolism

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the...



Scientists tissue engineer human intestines and functioning nerves

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Scientists report in Nature Medicine using human pluripotent stem cells to grow human intestinal tissues that have functioning nerves in a laboratory, and then using these to recreate and study a...



Precut salad may encourage growth of salmonella

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new study from the University of Leicester shows that small amounts of damage to salad leaves in bagged salads encourage the presence of Salmonella enterica.



Eating fiber keeps gut microbes from eating you

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Doctors and nutritionists have always told us to eat our broccoli; a new study shows what happens if we do not listen to their advice.



Gut microbes influence development of wet AMD

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

New mouse study finds an imbalance in gut microbes from high-fat diets influences evolution of wet AMD via increased gut permeability and inflammation.



Appendicitis patients can safely leave hospital the same day of their operations

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients with acute appendicitis who undergo laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical remove of the appendix) do not experience higher rates of postoperative complications or costly readmissions when...



Microbes in your gut influence major eye disease

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).



Researchers find "sweet" solution to kill E. coli in drinking water

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water.



Protozoan parasite increases risk of colitis, study reveals

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis.



Prenatal stress alters gut bacteria to cause lifelong problems in offspring

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new mouse study suggests maternal gut bacteria may explain why prenatal stress leads to lifelong anxiety and cognitive problems in offspring.



Sponge on a string test could replace endoscopies

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have discovered that a 'sponge on a string' pill test can identify which people with a condition called Barrett's oesophagus have a low risk of developing...



Constipation may be a risk factor for kidney disease

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new study examines the link between kidney disease and constipation. The common gastrointestinal problem might affect kidney health through gut bacteria.



Probiotics may boost learning, memory for Alzheimer's patients

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers found people with Alzheimer's who consumed probiotics every day for 12 weeks showed improvements in cognitive functioning.