Tag Archives: gastroenterology

Cedars-Sinai receives $10 million for pioneering studies of debilitating digestive tract disease

NIH grant funds research of complex genetic factors in inflammatory bowel disease Cedars-Sinai investigators in gastroenterology have been awarded $10 million by the National Institutes of Health to conclude a groundbreaking, decades-long investigation of the genetic and immunological causes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). “This is the longest IBD study of its kind funded by the NIH and the first to ...

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DNA study offers blood test hope for bowel disease patients

Scientists have identified chemical changes in the DNA of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases that could improve screening for the conditions. The DNA changes can be detected in blood samples, paving the way for simple tests to aid diagnosis. Researchers say their findings shed light on how the diseases develop and could reveal new approaches to treatments. Inflammatory bowel diseases ...

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EndoPro Magazine Recognized as Folio: ‘Ozzie Award’ Finalist

Phoenix, AZ – EndoPro Magazine, a 7 Toes Media publication, is a finalist in Folio: magazine’s annual Eddie & Ozzie Awards, which recognize the best in editorial and design in the magazine publishing industry. EndoPro Magazine is a finalist for an Ozzie in the Design, New Magazine category. “We are delighted that 7 Toes Media and EndoPro Magazine have been ...

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Olympic stomach upsets — leaky gut symdrome?

A number of competitors at the Rio Olympics have reported stomach problems. Team GB officials have denied that athletes have fallen victim to food poisoning at the Olympic athletes’ village in Rio, despite a number complaining of upset stomachs. Professor Raymond Playford, a gastro-intestinal expert and Professor of Medicine from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, suggests that ...

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Intestinal flora effects drug response

Intestinal flora has multiple influences on human health, but researchers have revealed that it is also likely to have an effect on the body’s response to drugs. Recent research from Kumamoto University in Japan strongly suggests that changes in the intestinal flora, caused by antibacterial and antibiotic drugs or individual differences between people, may have an effect on a person’s ...

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