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February 22, 2019

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February 22, 2019

New AI Able to Identify and Predict the Development of Cancer Symptom Clusters

Feb. 20, 2019 — Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy could soon benefit from a new AI that is able to identify and predict the development of different combinations of symptoms -- helping to alleviate much of ... read more

Interaction Between Immune Factors Triggers Cancer-Promoting Chronic Inflammation

Feb. 11, 2019 — A research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting ... read more

Study Examines Aspirin Use to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Feb. 7, 2019 — The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well as recurrence of advanced polyps, which are a major risk factor. To ... read more

The Involvement of the Gut in Parkinson's Disease: Hype or Hope?

Feb. 7, 2019 — There is growing evidence that at least in some patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), the disease may begin in the gut. Experts explore the last two decades of research about the gut-brain ... read more

A Hidden Route for Fatty Acids Can Make Cancers Resistant to Therapy

Feb. 6, 2019 — Researchers now demonstrate that certain tumor cells use an alternative -- previously unexplored -- pathway to produce fatty acids. This finding can explain the resistance of particular cancer types ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish's digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms ... read more

Micromotors Deliver Oral Vaccines

Feb. 6, 2019 — Vaccines have saved millions of lives, but nobody likes getting a shot. That's why scientists are trying to develop oral vaccines for infectious diseases. But to be effective, the vaccine must ... read more

Novel Enzyme Discovered in Intestinal Bacteria

Feb. 5, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a key enzyme for formation of harmful hydrogen sulfide in the human gut by Bilophila ... read more

Flaxseed Fiber Ferments in Gut to Improve Health, Reduce Obesity

Feb. 5, 2019 — Research in mice suggests that fermentation of flaxseed fibers in the gut changes the microbiota to improve metabolic health and protect against diet-induced ... read more

More Than 100 New Gut Bacteria Discovered in Human Microbiome

Feb. 4, 2019 — Scientists working on the gut microbiome have discovered and isolated more than 100 completely new species of bacteria from healthy people's intestines. The study has created the most ... read more

Blood Test for Specific Metabolites Could Reveal Blocked Arteries

Feb. 1, 2019 — A pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart ... read more

When Mucus Can Be Key to Treating Colon and Airway Diseases

Feb. 1, 2019 — Researchers have identified proteins that control mucous production and suggest clues to treating colon and airway ... read more

How the Immune System Protects Us Against Bowel Cancer

Jan. 31, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a protective mechanism which is used by the body to protect intestinal stem cells from turning cancerous. The body's innate immune system was found to play a pivotal ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — In a new study, researchers shed new light on the origin and function of hormone producing cells in the intestine and open new avenues to tweak gut hormone production to treat human ... read more

Nano-Encapsulation Technology Enhances DHA Absorption for Early Brain Development

Jan. 31, 2019 — Scientists have announced the findings on novel nano-encapsulation technology for optimizing the maternal and fetal absorption of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The research aimed to address the ... read more

Interaction Between Bacteria and Immune Cells Protects the Intestinal Barrier

Jan. 30, 2019 — Conditions such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, a poor diet, overuse of certain drugs and stress harm the intestinal barrier and cause inflammation. An international study on mice has ... read more

Large Molecules from Dietary Fiber Can Change Gut Environment Through Physical Forces

Jan. 29, 2019 — Large molecules from dietary fiber, called polymers, can physically influence the environment in the small intestine by causing solid particles to group together (or aggregate), according to new ... read more

New Target for Gastric Cancer Therapies

Jan. 29, 2019 — Researchers have uncovered new information about the underlying mechanisms for gastric cancer, providing hope of potential new therapies in the ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — In spite of tremendous advances in treating the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in ... read more

Small Metabolites Have Big Effects on the Intestinal Immune Response

Jan. 23, 2019 — Normal gut bacteria are instrumental in inducing an immune response in the presence of invading pathogens. However, exactly how commensal bacteria cause CX3CR1+ macrophages in the intestine to ... read more

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