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Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

3 days ago

A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI…
Patients with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding may not need immediate colonoscopies

November 28, 2019

The timing of colonoscopy after acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding may not need to be rushed, according to a…
Intestinal Stem Cell Genes May Link Dietary Fat and Colon Cancer

November 26, 2019

Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role…
Eliminating Common Bacterial Infection Significantly Decreases Gastric Cancer Risk

November 15, 2019

While it is well known within the medical community that there is a link between the bacteria Helicobacter…
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…
Beating colon cancer with AI

October 7, 2019

Dr. William Karnes’ directive when he arrived at UCI Health was nothing less than wiping out colorectal cancer in Orange…
Better methods needed for predicting risk of liver disease

September 27, 2019

While blood samples can reliably identify people with a low risk of developing severe liver disease, better methods…
Raised Risk for Oncologic Diseases through a Mutant Gene

August 13, 2019

Scientists studying a highly cancer-prone family have identified a rare, inherited gene mutation that dramatically raises the lifetime…
Non-invasive, Innovative Therapy May Be Alternative to Bariatric Surgery

July 8, 2019

Endoscopic and metabolic therapies, or EBMTs, are innovative, non-invasive weight-loss procedures designed to significantly reduce a patient’s stomach…
Problem behaviors could provide clues on health challenges for children, adolescents with autism

July 1, 2019

For years, researchers have documented both gastrointestinal issues and problematic behaviors, such as aggression, in many children with…
New study reveals gut segments organized by function, and opportunities for better drug design

May 24, 2019

As food enters the intestine, it embarks on windy, lengthy journey. For most of the route, its surroundings…
New approach to treating gastrointestinal disease patches up leaky intestines

April 3, 2019

Doctors typically prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. These…
Bile acids mediate metabolic benefits of weight-loss surgery

January 15, 2019

A team of Vanderbilt investigators has pinpointed the role of bile acids and a specific signaling pathway in…
Ohio State research finds toilet stool may solve common bowel issues

January 11, 2019

Most people aren’t eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State…
Genome Offers Clues to Esophageal Cancer Disparity

December 21, 2018

A change in the genome of Caucasians could explain much higher rates of the most common type of…
Swallowable sensor can detect gases in your gut – it is 3000 times more accurate than current methods

August 2, 2018

We’ve been told that in the future we will be swallowing sensors that will help doctors diagnosing a…
Ingestible “bacteria on a chip” could help diagnose disease

May 25, 2018

MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the…
Fecal transplant capsules as effective as colonoscopy in treating C. difficile

November 29, 2017

Fecal transplant capsules were found to be just as effective as a colonoscopy in treating patients with C. difficile, an…
Study identifies molecular clues for age-related intestinal issues

March 14, 2017

Scientists suggest possible way to rejuvenate older bowels Intestinal stem cells rejuvenate daily so bowels will stay healthy…
The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

March 12, 2017

These comprise a small group of passive stem cells -quiescent- that are activated when needed and have the…
‘Mini-guts’ offer clues to pediatric GI illness

February 1, 2017

Using immature stem cells to create a miniature model of the gut in the laboratory, researchers at Washington…
Scientists tissue-engineer part of human stomach in laboratory

January 4, 2017

Researchers can grow functional stomach and intestinal tissues to study diseases, new drugs Scientists report in Natureusing pluripotent…
Your microbiota’s previous dining experiences may make new diets less effective

December 29, 2016

Your microbiota may not be on your side as you try improving your diet this New Year’s. In…
New device creates 3D livers in a droplet

December 4, 2016

Could lead to more effective, less expensive drug screening for liver toxicity Researchers funded by NIBIB have created…
Scientists tissue engineer human intestines and functioning nerves

November 21, 2016

New technology to study human health advances goal of regenerative medicine Scientists report in Nature Medicine using human…
New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

October 23, 2016

A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a…
A special bond: New receptors discovered for Helicobacter pylori

October 19, 2016

Findings open up new ways of preventing and treating infections Helicobacter pylori is a spiral bacterium that can…
Study suggests gut bacteria can aid recovery from spinal cord injury

October 18, 2016

Researchers from The Ohio State University have discovered that spinal cord injury alters the type of bacteria living…
Hormone identified that limits liver fibrosis

October 15, 2016

Potential applications for treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, cirrhosis Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been emerging worldwide and effective treatment, especially…
Researchers find 2 distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients

October 15, 2016

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition…
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