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Gut microbes alter characteristics of norovirus infection

November 26, 2019

The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces,…
Metagenomics Unlocks Unknowns of Diarrheal Disease Cases in Children

November 19, 2019

Using advanced metagenomics techniques, researchers have found that conventional culture-based lab tests may misdiagnose as many as half…
Team set to study undiagnosed congenital diarrhea in infants

October 31, 2019

Researchers and pediatric gastroenterologists at four institutions, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, were recently awarded a five-year, $9.4…
Gut makeup could make diarrhea less likely

August 16, 2019

Antibiotics are known to upset the balance of bacteria in the intestinal tract. In some cases, antibiotics can…
Extra dose of rotavirus vaccine would have only ‘modest’ impact

August 16, 2019

Giving children an additional dose of rotavirus vaccine when they are nine months old would provide only a…
Researchers prove a simple device can reduce rates of child diarrhea

August 9, 2019

An automatic chlorine dispenser installed at shared community water points reduces rates of diarrhea in children. The researchers…
What is cryptosporidium? The pool parasite outbreak causing panic

July 11, 2019

Cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease, is caused by the microscopic parasite cryptosporidium, or crypto, and it could be living in your…
Novel model for studying intestinal parasite could advance vaccine development

June 21, 2019

The intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes a diarrheal disease, is very good at infecting humans. It’s the leading…
Study Gives Insight into Diet, Gut Bacteria and Chronic Diarrhea

May 3, 2019

A new Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study reveals, for the first time, how diet and bacteria may interact…
Why a single cup of coffee is enough to make you go to the bathroom?

March 30, 2019

You know this situation. You finish your morning coffee, brush your teeth and get ready to leave, but…
Clinical Trial Testing Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Diarrheal Disease Begins

January 16, 2019

A research consortium recently began enrolling patients in a clinical trial examining whether fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) by…
Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

November 29, 2018

Children with stomach viruses increasingly are given probiotics to ease symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. But a major…
Researchers seek vaccine for ‘traveler’s diarrhea’

September 26, 2018

Every year, millions of people have vacations and business trips ruined when they succumb to “traveler’s diarrhea” during their…
UGA to help guide development of norovirus vaccine

September 5, 2018

Researchers from Emory University and the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National…
Norovirus: a summer outbreak could lead to a winter crisis

August 6, 2018

“Apparently there is a bug going around. Local and national press are reporting unusually high numbers of people suffering with diarrhoea and…
Chemotherapy-induced diarrhea traced to immune cells

June 29, 2018

Some 50 to 80 percent of cancer patients taking powerful chemotherapy drugs develop diarrhea, which can be severe…
Blood type affects severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli

May 23, 2018

A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with “travelers’ diarrhea” and children in underdeveloped areas…
Researchers design flexible cattle disease strategy

December 20, 2017

Each year in Denmark, many cows contract the disease paratuberculosis which is caused by a bacterial infection. The…
Putting the precise in precision medicine

November 15, 2017

About eight years ago, a doctor in Turkey examined a 5-month-old boy for “failure to thrive and dehydration.”…
Perilous Path: a special kind of bacterial pathogen

June 5, 2017

Surviving the treacherous journey through the human body from the mouth to the colon takes a special kind…
Study may explain why people with type O blood more likely to die of cholera

August 30, 2016

Cholera toxin more potent in people with most common blood type People with blood type O often get…
New clues found to how ‘cruise-ship’ virus gets inside cells

August 24, 2016

Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it…
Major study evaluates use of antibiotics against diarrhea

August 12, 2016

Scientists at the University of Washington and Kenya Medical Research Institute are working to discern whether antibiotics could…
Drug inhibits infection with cause of watery diarrhea

July 3, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine have demonstrated that heparin,…
Frozen “Poop Pills” May Help Treat Life-Threatening Infection

November 14, 2014

The stubborn bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is severe enough to send its victims to the hospital with…
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