Tag Archives: gastroenterology

New gene fusions and mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Findings could lead to additional targeted treatments for more patients In recent years, researchers have identified specific gene mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which primarily occur in the stomach or small intestine, with 5,000 to 6,000 new cases per year in the United States. But 10 to 15 percent of adult GIST cases and most pediatric cases lack ...

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Newly discovered bacteria-binding protein in the intestine

Deficiency in a certain protein in the gastrointestinal tract has been shown to lead to both inflammation and abdominal fat accumulation in mice. The discovery provides yet another piece of the puzzle of how humans are affected — or not — by the large quantities of intestinal bacteria we carry with us. In the study from Sahlgrenska Academy, researchers have ...

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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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