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Genes, Early Environment Sculpt the Gut Microbiome

The ‘hometown effect,’ genetics play key roles ...

Intestinal cells stave off bacteria by purging

Though purging is not prescribed as often as it was centuries ago, intestinal cells known as enterocytes frequently resort to this age-old ...

Gut's Microbial Community Shown to Influence Host Gene Expression

In our guts, and in the guts of all animals, resides a robust ecosystem of microbes known as the microbiome. Consisting of trillions of organisms — bacteria, fungi and viruses — the microbiome is essential for host health, providing important services ranging from nutrient processing to immune system development and maintenance. ... Full story

MRI successful new test for liver damage, say Nottingham experts

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) could offer a new non-invasive test for liver damage that could transform the care of patients with cirrhosis, say experts in Nottingham. ... Full story

New magnetic tool enables fewer incisions in gallbladder surgery

By attaching a magnetic clip to the gallbladder and using another magnet to manipulate it from outside the body, surgeons can reduce the number of incisions needed to remove the organ. ... Full story

Study Finds Arthritis Drug Significantly Effective in Treating Crohn’s Disease

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that ustekinumab, a human antibody used to treat arthritis, significantly induces response and ... Full story

Albany Med Offers Region’s Most Comprehensive Treatment for Acid Reflux Disease

Two New Procedures Now Available to Patients in the Capital Region ... Full story

‘Stomach pacemaker’ surgery allows Arkansas teen to savor life – and pizza – again

DALLAS – Hunter Pye, 16, was a high school football player, a wrestler, and strong in academics as well. Life was rockin’ along great for the Little Rock teen – but then everything changed. ... Full story

A new approach against Salmonella and other pathogens

Immunization strategy could prevent gastrointestinal disease. ... Full story

WSU researcher finds possible link between cattle, human diseases

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University Professor, William C. Davis, and his collaborators published a case report last week that provides more evidence that two gastrointestinal diseases, one in cattle the other in people, may be linked. ... Full story

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