How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly

Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum–a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay–accelerates the growth of colon cancer. The study was published online in the journal EMBO Reports. The findings could make it easier to identify and treat more aggressive colon cancers. It also helps explain why some cases advance far ...

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Sinister blastocystis: a clandestine killer of good bacteria revealed

Since most of the microbes in our gut are bacteria, they tend to hog much of the microbiome research limelight. But, lurking amongst the bacteria are other microbes such as single-cell eukaryotes (SCE) and viruses, which have been largely ignored until now. If doctors and scientists think of Blastocystis (one the most common gut SCEs) at all, they often regard it as ...

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Thoracent Expands Device Offering through US Distribution Agreement with Med-Italia Biomedica

Huntington, New York (March 1, 2019)  Thoracent, Inc., announced today the execution of an exclusive agreement with Med-ItaliaBiomedicato distribute the Itaflex line of endoscopy devices. The Itaflex device portfolio includes the Netis Retrieval Net, which Thoracent plans to launch at the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (SGNA) annual meeting in Portland, OR, April 14–16.    “We are delighted to join ...

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Test for esophageal cancer could save millions of lives

Cancer of the esophagus claims more than 400,000 lives around the world each year. With no efficient, reliable method of screening for the disease, by the time symptoms become apparent, it’s often too late to save the patient. A Johns Hopkins researcher who has devoted his career to the detection and prevention of esophageal cancer today published a paper in ...

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Aspirin to prevent colon cancer underutilized in high-risk patients

To explore whether patients are adhering to these USPSTF recommendations and guidelines, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine analyzed data from structured interviews on 84 patients, ages 40 to 91 years old, with biopsy-proven advanced colorectal polyps between July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017. The data, which were published in the American Journal of Medicine, showed that ...

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