EndoPro Magazine Recognized as Top in Class at 2017 Folio: Awards

May/June 2017 issue of EndoPro Magazine Wins Best Full Issue at Folio: Awards New York—More than 200 magazine media professionals gathered to recognize and celebrate the publishing industry’s best achievements in editorial and design, in both print and digital, at Folio:’s 2017 Eddie & Ozzie Awards Luncheon. More than 250 awards were handed out to consumer, B2B, regional and association ...

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Gut microbes influence severity of intestinal parasitic infections

A new study indicates that the kinds of microbes living in the gut influence the severity and recurrence of parasitic worm infections in developing countries. The findings, by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, suggest that manipulating the gut’s microbial communities may protect against intestinal parasites, which affect more than 1 billion people worldwide. The study ...

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Gastrointestinal hormone measurably improved symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Through a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II clinical trial, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that small doses of NGM282, a non-tumorigenic variant of an endocrine gastrointestinal hormone, can significantly and rapidly decrease liver fat content in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The findings, they say, represent an important ...

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Study tracks evolutionary transition to destructive cancer

Evolution describes how all living forms cope with challenges in their environment, as they struggle to persevere against formidable odds. Mutation and selective pressure — cornerstones of Darwin’s theory — are the means by which organisms gain an advantageous foothold or pass into oblivion. In a new study, researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Institute led an international team to explore how ...

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The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease

Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new Yale study. The researchers also found that the autoimmune reaction can be suppressed with an antibiotic or vaccine designed to target the bacteria, they said. The findings, published in Science, suggest promising new approaches for treating ...

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No progress seen in reducing antibiotics among outpatients

Despite public health campaigns aimed at reducing unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics, the drugs continue to be prescribed at startlingly high rates in outpatient settings such as clinics and physician offices, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers analyzed de-identified data from Express Scripts Holding Co., which manages drug benefits for employers, ...

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