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December 12, 2019

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Frying Oil Consumption Worsened Colon Cancer and Colitis in Mice, Study Shows

Food scientists have shown that feeding frying oil to mice exaggerated colonic inflammation, enhanced tumor growth and worsened gut leakage, ... read more

How E. Coli Knows How to Cause the Worst Possible Infection

The discovery could one day let doctors prevent the infection by allowing E. coli to pass harmlessly through the ... read more

Diarrhea-Causing Bacteria Adapted to Spread in Hospitals

The gut-infecting bacterium Clostridium difficile is evolving into two separate species, with one group highly adapted to spread in hospitals, according to new ... read more

Processed Foods and Effect on Developing Fetus' Brain: Autism Link?

New research examines what happens when neural stem cells are exposed to high levels of an acid commonly found in processed ... read more
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Empowering Mucosal Healing With an Engineered Probiotic

Researchers developed a living material approach that uses a strain of genetically engineered E.coli Nissle bacteria as a locally acting probiotic. The engineered bacteria produce a network of ... read more

Drug Decreases Gut Leakiness Associated With Ulcerative Colitis

Biomedical scientists have found that a drug approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis can repair permeability defects in the gut's ... read more

New Findings on Gut Microbiome's Interactions With GI Diseases

A study offers new insight on how the gut bacteria of dogs interact with a healthy vs. unhealthy GI tract, which could contribute to the development of new therapies for GI diseases in both dogs and ... read more

Tumors Turn Gut 'Brain Cells' Into Tumor Growth Promoters

When enteric glial cells are exposed to secretions from colon tumors, the glial cells convert into promoters of tumor growth. The work demonstrates enteric glial cells' importance in the tumor ... read more

Screening for Drug-Resistant E. Coli in Capsulized Fecal Transplants

Study recommends enhanced screening for drug-resistant E. coli in capsulized fecal ... read more

Cracking the Colon Code: New Light Shed on Gut Function

New insights into how the colon functions and actually expels its contents have been revealed for the first time following decades of study. It promises new diagnostics tools and treatments for ... read more

Scientists Uncover the Process Behind Protein Mutations That Impact Gut Health

A new study has uncovered why a protein mutation that causes inflammatory bowel diseases is ... read more

Gut Instincts: Researchers Discover First Clues on How Gut Health Influences Brain Health

New cellular and molecular processes underlying communication between gut microbes and brain cells have been described for the first ... read more

Hope for Millions of IBS Sufferers as Research Identifies Cause of Pain as 'Gut Itch'

This is big news for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients: 11% of the world's population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a major step forward with scientists ... read more

When Blood Vessels Are Overly Permeable

In Germany alone there are around 400,000 patients who suffer from chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. For the first time, researchers have discovered that dysfunctions in blood vessels play a ... read more

Crohn's Disease Study Identifies Genetic Variant With Potential to Personalize Treatment

A genetic variant carried by 40% of the population explains why some patients develop antibodies against the anti-TNF drugs, infliximab and adalimumab and lose response. The authors conclude that a ... read more

Scientists Find Timekeepers of Gut's Immune System

Shift work and jet lag disrupt not just sleep cycles, but feeding and digestive cycles as well. Such disruptions have been linked to risk of obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, infection, and other ... read more

FODMAPs Diet Relieves Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

New research has found that a diet low in fermented carbohydrates has improved certain gut symptoms and improved health-related quality of life for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease ... read more

Gut Bacteria 'Fingerprint' Predicts Radiotherapy Side Effects

Taking a 'fingerprint' of the mix of bacteria in the gut can indicate how susceptible individual cancer patients are to gut damage as a result of radiotherapy for prostate and ... read more

Experts Advise Against Routine Bowel Cancer Testing for All Over-50s

Routine testing for bowel cancer should not be recommended for everyone aged 50-79 years because, for those at very low risk, the benefit is small and uncertain and there are potential harms, say a ... read more

New AI Method May Boost Crohn's Disease Insight and Improve Treatment

Scientists have developed a computer method that may help improve understanding and treatment of Crohn's disease, which causes inflammation of the digestive tract. The study used artificial ... read more

Adult Fly Intestine Could Help Understand Intestinal Regeneration

Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are exposed to diverse types of environmental stresses such as bacteria and toxins, but the mechanisms by which epithelial cells sense stress are not well ... read more

Benefits and Safety of FODMAP Diet in Children

The low FODMAP diet, a diet low in carbohydrates that trigger digestive symptoms like bloating and stomach pain, is a useful treatment in children and adolescents with gastrointestinal problems, new ... read more

Here's Proof That Bowel Cancer Screening Reduces Deaths

New research shows just how effective bowel cancer screening is in helping to reduce the number of bowel cancer deaths by up to ... read more

Obesity Associated With Abnormal Bowel Habits -- Not Diet

Because researchers demonstrated for the first time that a strong association between obesity and chronic diarrhea is not driven by diet or physical activity, the findings could have important ... read more

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