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Gastroenterology

Specific bacterium in the gut linked to irritable bowel syndrome

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and IBS—especially the form that causes diarrhea. Although the discovery needs confirmation ...

Immunology

Gut immune cells may help send multiple sclerosis into remission

An international research team led by UCSF scientists has shown, for the first time, that gut immune cells travel to the brain during multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups in patients. These gut cells seem to be playing a protective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gut microbiome link to deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Research led by the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Queensland has shown for the first time a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an often fatal lung condition, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Link between Alzheimer's disease and gut microbiota is confirmed

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Still incurable, it directly affects nearly one million people in Europe, and indirectly millions of family members as well as society as a whole. In recent years, ...

Cardiology

Genetic risk for fatal blood clots identified in IBD patients

Blood clots are the biggest cause of death in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. In a retrospective study recently published in the journal Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression linked to bowel conditions

A new study has found depression is more common among people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis in the years before they are diagnosed.

Inflammatory disorders

COVID-19: Enzyme targeted by virus also influences gut inflammation

An enzyme that helps COVID-19 (coronavirus) infect the body also plays a role in inflammation and patient outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the ...

Immunology

Why protecting the brain against infection takes guts

The brain is uniquely protected against invading bacteria and viruses, but its defence mechanism has long remained a mystery. Now, a study in mice, confirmed in human samples, has shown that the brain has a surprising ally ...