Dallas Researchers Identify How Common Gut Bacteria May Cause Colon Cancer

Study examines how microbes can influence microRNA to trigger tumor growth Gut microbes can influence the growth of colon cancer, though little is known about how they trigger the disease. A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas identified a key interaction between Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacteria commonly linked to gum disease, and a specific ...

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UT Southwestern Scientists Identify Mechanisms Behind Harmful Changes in the Gut’s Bacterial Balance During Inflammation

A study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has uncovered key molecular pathways behind the disruption of the gut’s delicate balance of bacteria during episodes of inflammatory disease.   “A deeper understanding of these pathways may help in developing new prevention and treatment strategies for conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and certain gastrointestinal infections and colorectal cancers,” ...

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Findings Suggest Overuse of Chemotherapy Among Younger Patients with Colon Cancer

oung and middle-aged patients with colon cancer are nearly two to eight times more likely to receive postoperative chemotherapy than older patients, yet there seems to be no added survival benefits for these patients, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Colorectal cancer is the third ...

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SGNA Releases Revised High-Level Disinfection Guideline

The revised Guideline for the Use of High-Level Disinfectants and Sterilants in the Gastroenterology Setting now focuses on the general principles and safety considerations common to the use of all high-level disinfectants and sterilants. It is beyond the scope of this document to outline the specific chemicals and their use. SGNA also asks for you to join them for the Guideline for Use ...

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Gastric cancer fueled by ‘crosstalk’ between nerves and cancer cells

Blocking nerve growth factor receptor disrupted cholinergic signaling and prevented stomach cancer growth in mice Gastric tumors are started by specialized cells in the stomach that signal nerves to make more acetylcholine, according to a study in mice. The multinational team of researchers who conducted the study also identified a substance called nerve growth factor that stimulates nerve development and, ...

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