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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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The secret to combating pancreatic cancer may lie in suppression of a common protein

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) shows new promise in the fight against one of the most lethal forms of cancer.



Intestinal fungi linked to worsening of alcoholic liver disease

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is among the first to suggest that intestinal fungi may contribute to the development of alcoholic liver disease...



Direct vs. indirect inguinal hernias: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the key differences between direct and indirect inguinal hernias, as well as who is at risk and how hernias are diagnosed.



Scientists uncover a role for the microbiome in regulating fear responses

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New research has shown that the microbiome, the collective trillions of bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, regulates fear responses and modifies the brain function of adult mice.



New research suggests more sensitive approaches to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously...



Whole tomato extract may prevent, treat stomach cancer

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

You might want to add tomatoes to your grocery list; researchers have found that whole tomato extract has the potential to fight stomach cancer.



Researchers develop low tech method for environmental sampling of campylobacter

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their...



Beware of parasites in raw/undercooked fish, warn doctors

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

An unseen hazard of eating raw or undercooked fish/seafood is on the rise in Western countries, where dishes, such as sushi, are becoming increasingly popular, warn doctors in BMJ Case Reports.



Experts warn parents of the risks of getting vegan diets wrong in young children

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Experts at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) are warning that young children who follow a vegan diet without medical...



Precision medicine improves treatment outcomes for some pancreatic cancer patients

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of Pittsburgh and UPMC researchers are paving the way for genome-targeted treatments in pancreatic cancer, an especially deadly form of cancer with few existing therapeutic options...



How cells combat Salmonella

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

With drug resistance being on the rise worldwide, bacterial infections pose one of the greatest global threats to human health.



Gluten-free foods may not be healthful, study warns

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that gluten-free products have poor nutritional value, compared with their gluten-containing counterparts. This may mislead consumers.



New enzyme blocks gluten, relieves symptoms of gluten intolerance

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking an enzyme tablet blocks gluten from entering the small intestine, new study finds, significantly improving symptoms in gluten-sensitive patients.



Do not avoid gluten unless you have celiac disease, researchers say

Wed, 03 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study looks at the link between long-term gluten consumption and coronary heart disease among people who do not have celiac disease.



Fatty liver: Diagnosis of advanced fibrosis from stool microbes shows promise

Wed, 03 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that advanced fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease might be diagnosed from the gut microbiome signature of a stool sample.



First endoscopic stricturotomy with needle knife study for intestinal strictures in IBD

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cleveland Clinic doctors have published the first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel...



New model could speed up colon cancer research

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using the gene-editing system known as CRISPR, MIT researchers have shown in mice that they can generate colon tumors that very closely resemble human tumors.



Mesenteric adenitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about mesenteric adenitis, which is also known as mesenteric lymphadenitis. How is it diagnosed and what treatments are available?



Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts

Tue, 02 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Oats are high in fiber and full of nutrients, but are they safe for people with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance? Learn more in this article.



Proctalgia fugax and anal pain: Causes and treatments

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Learn about proctalgia fugax, how it is diagnosed, what treatments are available, and can lifestyle changes help? What are other anorectal pain syndromes?



Soy protein may improve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Consumption of soy protein may alleviate some of the symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.



Diet tips for a healthy gallbladder

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is a gallbladder diet and what foods support a gallbladder diet? Learn about which foods to avoid and the diet to follow after gallbladder surgery.



Gut bacteria tell the brain what animals should eat

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Neuroscientists have, for the first time, shown that gut bacteria "speak" to the brain to control food choices in animals.



Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria related to chronic...



Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds research published in Lancet Oncology.