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Critically ill ICU patients lose almost all of their gut microbes

Researchers at the University of Chicago have shown that after a long stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) only a handful ...

Oral curcumin may protect gut function

Preclinical study demonstrates targeted improvement of intestinal barrier function alone can significantly reduce diet-induced metabolic diseases ...

Search for better biofuels microbes leads to the human gut

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report. ... Full story

Good Bowel Cleansing Is Key for High-Quality Colonoscopy

U.S. Multi-Society Task Force Releases Consensus Statement on Adequate Bowel Cleansing for Colonoscopy ... Full story

Magnets Help Cure Chronic Acid Reflux, Only System Locally Offering LINX

Magnets are helping Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center pediatric nephrologist Jens Goebel, MD, and Hoxworth Blood Center clinical lab scientist David Puckett lead healthier lives. ... Full story

Research shows that magnetic resonance helps to detect and quantify fat in liver

The research has been published in the BMC Medicine journal ... Full story

Keeping the gut barrier intact - The thin line between cell survival and cell death

Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have unraveled the crucial role of a protein (RIPK1) in keeping the gut epithelium intact. The epithelium of the gut plays a critical role in the human body as it allows absorption of nutrients and functions as a barrier to protect our body from intestinal bacteria. ... Full story

UCLA-led study identifies genetic factors involved in pediatric ulcerative colitis

Findings point to novel approaches for prevention and treatment ... Full story

Research explains how cellular guardians of the gut develop

Even the most careful chosen meal can contain surprises. To defend against infectious microbes, viruses or other potential hazards that find their way to the intestines, a dedicated contingent of immune cells keeps watch within the thin layer of tissue that divides the contents of the gut from the body itself. ... Full story

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

In an Ecosystem within Us, Microbes Evolved to Sway Food Choices ... Full story

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