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Inflammatory disorders

Empowering mucosal healing with an engineered probiotic

About 1.6 million people in the US alone currently have lifelong and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and 70,000 new cases are diagnosed in the USA each year. IBD ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Young people with IBD five times more likely to develop serious infections

Young patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are five times more likely than the general population to develop viral infections that can lead to hospitalisation or permanent organ damage, a new study published in ...

Inflammatory disorders

Drug decreases gut leakiness associated with ulcerative colitis

A research team led by biomedical scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found that a drug approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis can repair permeability defects in the ...

Oncology & Cancer

A novel pathway to target colorectal cancer

While the emergence of precision medicine and immunotherapy has greatly improved outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer, new approaches are still needed for patients with late-stage disease who do not respond to these ...

Oncology & Cancer

Four studies look at global burden of digestive diseases

(HealthDay)—Global burdens of colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and stomach cancer increased from 1990 to 2017, according to four studies published online Oct. 21 in The Lancet Gastroenterology ...

Medical research

Bacteria in the gut may alter aging process, study finds

An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the aging process, which could lead to the development of food-based ...

Oncology & Cancer

The gut may be the ticket to reducing chemo's side effects

In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains showed signs of inflammation, and their behaviors ...

Pediatrics

Improvement needed for care of children with acute gastro

Treatment for children with acute gastroenteritis follows clinical practice guidelines 90% of the time but drops to around 50% adherence for best practice diagnosis and ongoing management of the condition.