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Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened

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Graphic: Human brain with a central region highlighted [15/10/2014] Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy.Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened - Read more

'Electronic nose' sniffs C. diff infection

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Photo: Mass spectrometer and research team [02/09/2014] A fast-sensitive "electronic-nose" for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria C. diff, that causes diarrhea, temperature and stomach cramps, has been developed by a team at the University of Leicester.'Electronic nose' sniffs C. diff infection - Read more

Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel

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Graphic: Bowel [21/08/2014] Researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain.Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel - Read more

Aspirin: Scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms

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Photo: Aspirin [07/08/2014] New research reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract. For the first time, scientists have reviewed all the available evidence from many studies and clinical trials assessing both the benefits and harms of preventive use of aspirin. Aspirin: Scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms - Read more

Multi-resistant bacteria want to conquer the world

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[01/08/2014] Bacteria lurk everywhere: on the skin, in the intestines and in every puddle. Most of them that are hanging out in the human body are good bacteria. But not all of them. Those pathogens that exhibit resistance and are thus very hard to combat are the most dangerous kind. Their spread threatens people all over the world.Multi-resistant bacteria want to conquer the world - Read more

Study reveals protective role for specialized cells

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Graphic: Professor David Lo with a student [11/07/2014] Research in the UCR School of Medicine laboratory of David Lo found that certain cells of the epithelium have a potentially important role in immune surveillance – creating an electrostatic repulsion field to microbial invasion.Study reveals protective role for specialized cells - Read more

'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut

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Photo: Vials of coloured nanjuice [07/07/2014] It may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal illnesses.'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut - Read more

Researchers uncover new knowledge about our intestines

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Graphic: Illustration of the interstines and small intestines [07/07/2014] Researchers from DTU Systems Biology have mapped 500 previously unknown microorganisms in human intestinal flora as well as 800 also unknown bacterial viruses, also called bacteriophages, which attack intestinal bacteria.Researchers uncover new knowledge about our intestines - Read more

Streptococcal bacteria to fight colon cancer

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Photo: Illustration of a colon tumor [26/05/2014] Researchers at Western University (London, Canada) have shown how the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer.Streptococcal bacteria to fight colon cancer - Read more

Protein sharpens salmonella needle for attack

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Photo: Picture of tissue infected by salmonella [21/05/2014] A tiny nanoscale syringe is Salmonella’s weapon. Using this, the pathogen injects its molecular agents into the host cells and manipulates them to its own advantage.Protein sharpens salmonella needle for attack - Read more

Infections: New Strategy to Combat Bacteria

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Photo: Bacteria [07/02/2014] Alvin Lo and Han Remaut (VIB/Vrije Universiteit Brussel) have identified a chemical substance with the potential of acting as a new drug to treat bacterial infections, particularly urinary tract infections.Infections: New Strategy to Combat Bacteria - Read more

Bowel: Drugs Cut Need for Surgery for Crohn’s Disease

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Photo: Bowel pain [03/02/2014] The requirement of bowel surgery is dramatically reduced by up to 60% in patients who develop Crohn's disease if they receive prolonged treatment with drugs called thiopurines, says a new study.Bowel: Drugs Cut Need for Surgery for Crohn’s Disease - Read more

Little but Lethal: Small RNAs Coordinate Bacterial Attack on Epithelial Cells

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Photo: Cell [14/01/2014] Two small RNAs (sRNAs) working in concert enable the deadly enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) 0157:H7 to attach to and initiate infection in epithelial cells that line the digestive tract, according to a new study.Little but Lethal: Small RNAs Coordinate Bacterial Attack on Epithelial Cells - Read more

Nutrition: Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma

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Photo: Fruit and vegetables [07/01/2014] The Western diet probably has more to do with the asthma epidemic than has been assumed so far because developing asthma is related to the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed.Nutrition: Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma - Read more

Rapid Diagnostics: New Opportunity for European Companies

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Photo: LabOnFoil [06/01/2014] Led by the Basque R&D Alliance IK4, 13 organizations in 8 different countries have been conducting research for three years under the European LabOnFoil project to develop new rapid diagnostic devices. Rapid Diagnostics: New Opportunity for European Companies - Read more

Antibiotics: Resistant Typhoid Likely to Spread

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Photo: Water samples [11/12/2013] Restricting the use of antibiotics is unlikely to stop the spread of drug resistance in typhoid fever, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust.Antibiotics: Resistant Typhoid Likely to Spread - Read more

Public Health: Treatment Target Found for Waterborne Pathogen

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Photo: Tab water [27/11/2013] In the developing world, Cryptosporidium parvum has long been the scourge of freshwater. A decade ago, it announced its presence in the United States, infecting over 400,000 people – the largest waterborne-disease outbreak in the country’s history.Public Health: Treatment Target Found for Waterborne Pathogen - Read more

Study: More Accurate Method to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

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Photo: Tumor [08/11/2013] Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a more accurate laboratory method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The disease causes more than 38,000 deaths each year in the United States, and kills 94 percent of people with the illness within five years, according to the National Cancer Institute. Study: More Accurate Method to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer - Read more

Colon Cancer: Microbes in the Gut Help Determine Risk of Tumors

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Photo: Mice [05/11/2013] Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well. The work has implications for human health because it indicates the risk of colorectal cancer may well have a microbial component.Colon Cancer: Microbes in the Gut Help Determine Risk of Tumors - Read more

Colon Cancer: Screening Guidelines May Miss 10 Percent

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Photo: Colon Cancer [23/10/2013] For people with a family history of adenomas (colon polyps that lead to colon cancer), up to 10 percent of colorectal cancers could be missed when current national screening guidelines are followed. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second deadliest.Colon Cancer: Screening Guidelines May Miss 10 Percent - Read more

Digestion: New Form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Photo: Belly [09/09/2013] UCLA researchers have described a new form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, a finding that may help lead to better management of symptoms and relief for patients.Digestion: New Form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Read more

Vaccination: Combating Food Allergies with Viruses

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Photo: Intestinal Mucosa [01/08/2013] Researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have succeeded in preventing food allergy against chicken protein using a modified vaccine virus.Vaccination: Combating Food Allergies with Viruses - Read more

Hospital: Bacteriophages Battle Superbugs

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Photo: Bacteriophage [19/07/2013] IFR microbiologists are reinvigorating a way of battling C. difficile infections that they hope will help overcome the growing problem of antibiotic resistant superbugs in hospitals.Hospital: Bacteriophages Battle Superbugs - Read more

Colon Cancer: Soy Peptide May Reduce Metastasis

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Photo: Soy products [10/07/2013] After learning that injection of the soy peptide lunasin dramatically reduced colon cancer metastasis in mice, researchers were eager to see how lunasin as part of a daily diet would affect metastasis.Colon Cancer: Soy Peptide May Reduce Metastasis - Read more

Salmonella: Bacteria Battle in the Gut

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Photo: Salmonella infection [28/06/2013] A new study that examined food poisoning infection in mice revealed harmful bacteria, such as a common type of Salmonella, takes over beneficial bacteria within the gut amid previously unseen changes to the gut environment. Salmonella: Bacteria Battle in the Gut - Read more

Antibiotics: Way of Delivery Could Mitigate Resistance

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Photo: Medication [28/06/2013] New research suggests that the rapid rise of antibiotic resistance correlates with oral ingestion of antibiotics, raising the possibility that other routes of administration could reduce the spread of resistance.Antibiotics: Way of Delivery Could Mitigate Resistance - Read more

Bacteria: Gut Microbiota Can Predict Diabetes

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Photo: Gut microbiota [05/06/2013] Intestinal bacteria may have a greater influence on us than was previously thought. In a new study Swedish researchers show that patients with type 2 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota. Bacteria: Gut Microbiota Can Predict Diabetes - Read more

Intestines: Bacterium Akkermansia Curbs Obesity

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Photo: Bacteria [16/05/2013] A dominant and useful bacterium called Akkermansia muciniphila is present in the intestinal system of all humans, from babies to the elderly. This bacterium has a favourable effect on the disrupted metabolism associated with obesity. Intestines: Bacterium Akkermansia Curbs Obesity - Read more

August 2010: Of the Stomach and Gut

[06/03/2013] “I listen to my gut“ and similar sayings reflect what scientists have confirmed many times: the stomach and the gut are intertwined by a network of millions of nerve cells and they are extremely sensitive. To find out what influences the second brain in the middle of our body in a positive or negative way and how it is properly cared for, please read our Topic of the Month August.August 2010: Of the Stomach and Gut - Read more

US Hospitals: Study Reports Racial Disparities in Treatment

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Photo: Girl in Hospital [02/01/2013] When researchers investigated the link between racial disparities and appendicitis outcomes in children, they found that the type of hospital —community, children's or county— affects the patients’ odds of developing a perforated appendix.US Hospitals: Study Reports Racial Disparities in Treatment - Read more

Immune System: Gastrointestinal Defense More Diverse Than Originally Thought

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[03/12/2012] The body stores parts of its memory in the immune system to protect itself against diseases. What seems to be well known as a whole contains many open questions in particular, because the immunological memory does not work the same way all over the body.Immune System: Gastrointestinal Defense More Diverse Than Originally Thought - Read more

Aging: Fat Molecule Ceramide May Factor in Muscle Loss

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Photo: Model of human muscles [02/11/2012] A small study of older and younger men conducted at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University suggests that a build-up of a fat molecule known as ceramide might play a leading role in muscle deterioration in older adults.Aging: Fat Molecule Ceramide May Factor in Muscle Loss - Read more

Prostate: 'Barcode' Blood Test for Aggressive Cancer

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[12/10/2012] A team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust found reading the pattern of genes switched on and off in blood cells could accurately detect which advanced prostate cancers had the worst survival.Prostate: 'Barcode' Blood Test for Aggressive Cancer - Read more

Diagnostic: Technology Identifies Biomarkers for Ulcerative Colitis

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[08/10/2012] A novel technology can identify, in animal models, potential biomarkers of ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the colon. This technology may be used in the diagnostic of other diseases as well.Diagnostic: Technology Identifies Biomarkers for Ulcerative Colitis - Read more

Appendicitis: Antibiotics Could Replace Surgery

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[27/09/2012] Although the standard approach to acute appendicitis is to remove the appendix, a study at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals that treatment with antibiotics can be just as effective in many cases.Appendicitis: Antibiotics Could Replace Surgery - Read more

Europe: Economic Development Does Not Eradicate Dysentry

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[06/08/2012] Researchers of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that a bacterium that emerged centuries ago in Europe has now been spreading globally into countries undergoing rapid development and industrialization.Europe: Economic Development Does Not Eradicate Dysentry - Read more

Colorectal Operations: Safety Program Lowers Infections

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[31/07/2012] A surgical patient safety program that combines three components — accurate outcome measurement, support of hospital leadership, and engaged frontline providers — reduces surgical site infections (SSIs) by 33 per cent in patients who undergo colorectal procedures, according to a new study.Colorectal Operations: Safety Program Lowers Infections - Read more

Intestinal Diseases: How Malnutrition Leads to Inflamed Intestines

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[26/07/2012] Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, have uncovered how malnutrition, affecting millions of people, leads to diarrhoea, inflamed intestines and immune system disorders.Intestinal Diseases: How Malnutrition Leads to Inflamed Intestines - Read more

Celiac Disease: Medical Follow-up Is Less Than Optimal

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[26/07/2012] Follow-up exams for patients with celiac disease are often inadequate and highly variable, according to a new study of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).Celiac Disease: Medical Follow-up Is Less Than Optimal - Read more

Immune System: Bacterial Changes May Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis

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[29/06/2012] The billions of bugs in our guts have a newfound role: regulating the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Immune System: Bacterial Changes May Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis - Read more

Polyps: Virtual Colonoscopy Equals Standard

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[18/06/2012] Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, administered without laxatives is as accurate as conventional colonoscopy in detecting clinically significant, potentially cancerous polyps, according to a study.Polyps: Virtual Colonoscopy Equals Standard - Read more

Brain Cancer: Treating Drug-resistant Tumour Cells

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[05/06/2012] New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison explains why the incurable brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is highly resistant to current chemotherapies.Brain Cancer: Treating Drug-resistant Tumour Cells - Read more

Colon Cancer: Worse Prognosis for Younger Patients

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[01/06/2012] Younger patients with colorectal cancer were more likely to present advanced stage tumours at diagnosis and metastasize much sooner, yet had better than or equal survival to patients 50 and older, according to a study led by Doctor Edith Mitchell of Thomas Jefferson University.Colon Cancer: Worse Prognosis for Younger Patients - Read more

Stomach: Biomarkers Can Reveal Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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[08/05/2012] Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is hard to diagnose as well as treat, but researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered a way of confirming the disorder using stool samples.Stomach: Biomarkers Can Reveal Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Read more

Microbiota: Body´s Bacteria Affect Intestinal Blood Vessel Formation

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[26/03/2012] Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered a previously unknown mechanism which helps intestinal bacteria to affect the formation of blood vessels. The results may provide future treatments of intestinal diseases and obesity.Microbiota: Body´s Bacteria Affect Intestinal Blood Vessel Formation - Read more

Viruses: Insight into Treating Viral Stomach Flu

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[22/03/2012] Twenty million Americans get sick from norovirus each year according to data by the Centres for Disease Control (CDC). Often called vomiting illness, it can spread rapidly on cruise ships, and in dormitories and hospitals. Recent data from the CDC shows deaths from gastrointestinal infections have more than doubled and have become a particular threat to the elderly.Viruses: Insight into Treating Viral Stomach Flu - Read more

Multiple Health Problems: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates High

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[21/03/2012] A study by University of Kentucky researchers showed that in Appalachia, colorectal cancer screening rates were higher in the population with multiple morbidities or diseases compared to those who had no morbidities at all.Multiple Health Problems: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates High - Read more

Food Intolerance: “Whether it’s lactose, fructose, gluten or histamine – you always have to see for yourself what you can tolerate“

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[02/01/2012] Never before were our choices of foods so abundant. And never before have we reacted so sensitively to the different ingredients in our food. Oftentimes the resulting diagnosis is food intolerance.Food Intolerance: “Whether it’s lactose, fructose, gluten or histamine – you always have to see for yourself what you can tolerate“ - Read more

Abdominal Pain: Use of Opioid Painkillers Has More than Doubled

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[01/12/2011] Across United States outpatient clinics between 1997 and 2008, opioid prescriptions for chronic abdominal pain more than doubled, according to a new study of the American Gastroenterological Association.Abdominal Pain: Use of Opioid Painkillers Has More than Doubled - Read more

New Metabolic Pathway: Dioxin-like Chemical Messenger Makes Brain Tumours More Aggressive

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[07/10/2011] A research alliance of Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Centre (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), jointly with colleagues of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, have discovered a new metabolic pathway which makes malignant brain tumours (gliomas) more aggressive and weakens patients’ immune systems.New Metabolic Pathway: Dioxin-like Chemical Messenger Makes Brain Tumours More Aggressive - Read more

EHEC: Researchers Investigate the Attachment of the Bacteria in Detail

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[08/09/2011] Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany, have now in cooperation with German and American colleagues uncovered new details of how canonical "entero-hemorrhagic Escherichia coli" bacteria (EHEC), serotype O157:H7, attach to intestinal cells. They deciphered at the atomic level how this binding works.EHEC: Researchers Investigate the Attachment of the Bacteria in Detail - Read more

Studies: Treatments for Breast and Colon Cancers

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[24/08/2011] University of Houston (UH) researchers have their sights set on developing possible treatments for breast and colon cancer. In two separate, yet related, studies professor Cecilia Williams and her team at the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS) explored the role of estrogen hormones in potentially treating and preventing these cancers.Studies: Treatments for Breast and Colon Cancers - Read more

Mechanism: Cell Position in the Intestinal Epithelium

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[02/08/2011] How do cells know where to position themselves and where to accumulate in order to carry out their functions correctly within each organ? Researchers have revealed the molecular mechanisms responsible for organizing the intestinal epithelium into distinct comportments, defined by frontiers or territories. Mechanism: Cell Position in the Intestinal Epithelium - Read more

Probiotic Bacterium: Process to Improve Storage Stability of Probiotics

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[08/07/2011] Process engineers, together with microbiologists from Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), have now developed a particularly gentle method that allows the use of thus far unutilised probiotics in the future. The outcome is beneficial for both manufacturers and consumers: On the one hand, it is both energy and cost efficient; on the other, it makes probiotics less perishable. Probiotic Bacterium: Process to Improve Storage Stability of Probiotics - Read more

Research: Tapeworm Drug Inhibits Colon Cancer Metastasis

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[21/06/2011] A compound that for about 60 years has been used as a drug against tapeworm infection is also apparently effective against colon cancer metastasis, as studies using mice have shown. The compound silences a gene that triggers the formation of metastases in colon cancer. Research: Tapeworm Drug Inhibits Colon Cancer Metastasis - Read more

Helicobacter Pylori DNA: Minimising Effects of Colitis

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[09/05/2011] DNA from Helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacteria, minimizes the effects of colitis in mice, according to a new study by University of Michigan Medical School scientists.Helicobacter Pylori DNA: Minimising Effects of Colitis - Read more

Bacterial „Ecosystems": What’s Your Gut Type?

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[21/04/2011] In the future, when you walk into a doctor’s surgery or hospital, you could be asked not just about your allergies and blood group, but also about your gut type.Bacterial „Ecosystems": What’s Your Gut Type? - Read more

Stem Cells: Origin of Colon Cancer and Detection of Relapse

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[18/03/2011] Scientists report new data in support of link between stem cells and cancer, opening door to new tools for diagnosis and treatment.Stem Cells: Origin of Colon Cancer and Detection of Relapse - Read more

Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“

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[08/02/2011] Goose legs with red cabbage, fish curry, French fries with ketchup and mayonnaise, chocolate cake, ice-cream – the list of scrumptious dishes could practically be endless. Meals and the foods they are made off make up a large part of our life and our culture. Ultimately, we need to eat to stay healthy and strong. Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“ - Read more

Specific Populations: Gut Bacteria Linked to Fatty Liver

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[02/02/2011] A new research finding showing a strong relationship between complex microbial ecologies in human intestines and the common but serious medical condition known as fatty liver illustrates this paradoxSpecific Populations: Gut Bacteria Linked to Fatty Liver - Read more

Colon Cancer: Consistent Exercise Associated with lower Risk of Death

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[04/01/2011] Consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer, according to a new study led by researchers. The study is among the first to show that physical activity can make the disease less deadly.Colon Cancer: Consistent Exercise Associated with lower Risk of Death - Read more

Allergies: Parasitic worms in the service of science

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[01/12/2010] The hygiene-conscious European typically cringes at the mention of intestinal parasites. After all, at best these icky little creatures might show up in anecdotes from (great-) grandparents, when they talk about the war. Yet this is quite possibly a hasty conviction, since scientists assume that parasites hold the key to effective allergy treatments. Allergies: Parasitic worms in the service of science - Read more

Study: Increasing Number of Celiac Cases, Particularly In The Elderly

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[28/09/2010] Working to solve the puzzle of when people develop celiac disease has led researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research to some surprising findings. Study: Increasing Number of Celiac Cases, Particularly In The Elderly - Read more

Fetal surgery: “We treat the Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome most frequently“

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[01/09/2010] If a baby is found to have an illness during a prenatal check-up, it is usually a big shock for the parents. Especially if a potentially fatal disease of the fetus is diagnosed, many affected people think there is nothing that can be done. Yet some children can already be helped with surgery while they are still in the womb. Fetal surgery: “We treat the Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome most frequently“ - Read more

Gonorrhoeae Bacteria: Waiting For The Right Moment

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[26/08/2010] Pathogens make themselves feel at home in the human body, invading cells and living off the plentiful amenities on offer. Gonorrhoeae Bacteria: Waiting For The Right Moment - Read more

Low Bone Mineral Density: Common in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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[24/08/2010] A thesis from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) is the first in Scandinavia to study the occurrence of low bone mineral density in children and teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease. Half of the patients in the study showed signs of low bone mineral density. Low Bone Mineral Density: Common in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Read more

Video: Additives in food: All chemistry?

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[13/08/2010] How dangerous are additives really? They can be found in almost all food: Additives are intentionally added in food, especially as flavour enhancer, aromatic additives, artificial colors and preservatives.Video: Additives in food: All chemistry? - Read more

Proton Pump Inhibitors: A risky maneuver

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[01/08/2010] Proton pump inhibitors are very strong drugs. Proton pump inhibitors block the production of stomach acid – and extremely so.Proton Pump Inhibitors: A risky maneuver - Read more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Progress through cross linking

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[01/08/2010] Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases often have been on a veritable Odyssee. Compared to heart diseases, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are less in the spotlight, and consequently the care provisions are not great either. The Competence Network for Bowel Diseases has taken on the task to publish current therapy concepts and speed up the transfer of new research results into practice.Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Progress through cross linking - Read more

Modern Foods: “Our Body is Not Prepared for the Diet of Today“

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[01/08/2010] The vast number of additives in foods is unsettling for many consumers. For the “headquarters“ of food processing, our gastrointestinal tract, increasingly artificial foods could pose a big challenge. So far we do not really know how these substances are processed in the body. Modern Foods: “Our Body is Not Prepared for the Diet of Today“ - Read more

Bowel care: “You should eat healthy”

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[01/08/2010] Hardly anybody likes to talk about it, yet its daily accomplishments are undisputable. We are talking about the bowels, an essential part of the digestive tract. It makes sure that all nutrients in our diet are absorbed by our body, so we stay fit and healthy. Two good reasons therefore to take good care of it. But can you really care for your bowels?Bowel care: “You should eat healthy” - Read more

Surgery: Mechanical Bowel Preparations Not Beneficiary

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[25/05/2010] Mechanical bowel preparations (MBP) offer no clinical benefit for patients who undergo pancreaticoduodenectomy, according to researchers.Surgery: Mechanical Bowel Preparations Not Beneficiary - Read more

Shift Workers: Higher Risk for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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[19/03/2010] Nurses participating in shift work face a significantly increased risk of developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and abdominal pain compared to those working a standard day-time schedule, according to new research.Shift Workers: Higher Risk for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Read more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Differences Analysed

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[11/02/2010] Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have distinct demographic profiles, researchers found. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Differences Analysed - Read more

New Therapeutical Approaches for MS: Parasites Lend Helping Hand (Part 1)

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[15/11/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de The illness may cause severe disabilities in youngish people. Why? Scientists do not know. Multiple sclerosis is a mysterious neurological disease and the search for new therapeutic approaches is an urgent issue. Now, attention has been drawn towards worms. New Therapeutical Approaches for MS: Parasites Lend Helping Hand (Part 1) - Read more

Cancer Screening: Little Certainty with Risks (Part 1)

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[15/06/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de Screenings for cervical, breast, colorectal and skin cancer are all part of public health insurance in Germany, millions of healthy people go routinely to the doctor. Despite the fact, that the benefit for most measures has not yet been proven. Even worse: Most patients do not get proper information about the risks.Cancer Screening: Little Certainty with Risks (Part 1) - Read more

Overview - Current Debates in Medicine

[15/05/2009] The wheel keeps turning - in medicine, too. The point in time when all experts without exception agree on certain theories will hardly ever be reached. Therefore, debates keep arising - which is a good thing. The new series at MEDICA.de is concerned with the most current controversies in medicine.Overview - Current Debates in Medicine - Read more

Abdomen: Multidetector CT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation

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[26/01/2007] Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) without the use of contrast media can show the precise site of a bowel perforation, avoiding the need for surgeons to do exploratory surgery of the patient’s gastrointestinal tract to locate the problem, a new study shows.Abdomen: Multidetector CT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation - Read more

Immune Response: Worms May Be Useful to Fight Bowel Disease

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[26/05/2006] Although most of us cringe at the sound of the words “parasitic worms,” Michigan State Researchers say that it is a fact that some of these creatures are actually good for us.Immune Response: Worms May Be Useful to Fight Bowel Disease - Read more

New MR applications improve diagnostics

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[14/03/2006] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces new IT-based solutions for magnetic resonance tomography at the ECR. These so-called syngo MR applications simplify workflows in clinical routine.New MR applications improve diagnostics - Read more

Worldwide First Installations of Somatom Emotion 16

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[06/10/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions recently installed the first Somatom Emotion 16 computed tomography (CT) systems. First clinical images have shown the high potential of the new 16-slice-CT, which offers best performance at an attractive investment level.Worldwide First Installations of Somatom Emotion 16 - Read more

Probiotics: "Good" Bacteria Helps Ease Pain of Colitis

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[29/07/2005] A mixture of bacteria developed in part by University of Alberta researchers has been proven highly effective in treating people suffering from ulcerative colitis.Probiotics: "Good" Bacteria Helps Ease Pain of Colitis - Read more

Siemens Medical Solutions celebrates 25 years of MRI

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[26/11/2003] From a red pepper to a view inside the human brain - How one can generate images with a magnet More than 25 years ago, scientists at Siemens made their first experiments in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (...Siemens Medical Solutions celebrates 25 years of MRI - Read more

Virtual Colonoscopy – A Safe Screening Alternative?

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/04/2003] According the recent studies, virtual colonoscopy not only seems to be a safe alternative to standard colonoscopy, the non-invasive form of endoscopy is also preferred by most patients. These results could have an important impact on the future of screening for colorectal cancer.Virtual Colonoscopy – A Safe Screening Alternative? - Read more

 
 

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