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Fish Oil-Diet Benefits May be Mediated by Gut Microbes

Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a study ...

How beneficial bacteria protect intestinal cells

Drosophila intestine with lactobacilli bacteria in red. The green fluorescent tissue on the edges is a sign of the upregulation of Nrf2-responsive ...

Small Study Affirms Accuracy of Free Mobile App That Screens for Liver Disease in Newborns

Researchers confirm accuracy of PoopMD app to read stool color and to speed recognition of biliary atresia ... Full story

Expert panel sets nutrition guidelines to manage GI symptoms in autism

New guidelines for the nutrition management of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) provide a framework for clinicians to navigate frequently seen issues such as food selectivity, alternative diets and nutritional deficits. ... Full story

Surprising new cause of intestinal disease identified

SickKids study finds a defect in the blood vessels, not the intestine, may be to blame ... Full story

Survival of the Gutless?Filter-Feeders Eject Internal Organs in Response to Stress

Tel Aviv University researcher discovers tropical organisms thatexpel their digestive tracts and rebuild them in 12 days ... Full story

Gut Bateria cooperate when life gets tough

Researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have discovered with the help of computer models how gut bacteria respond to changes in their environment – such as a decrease in oxygen levels or nutrient availability. ... Full story

Daily Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Habit Linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

BOSTON – A daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit may increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HRNCA) at Tufts University report today in the Journal of Hepatology. ... Full story

Gut check: Does a hospital stay set patients up for sepsis by disrupting the body's microbiome?

U-M study shows higher rate of sepsis within 90 days of hospitalization, especially after care that's likely to alter the balance of microbes in the gut ... Full story

Research aims to lift the taboo on talking about poo

In the crowded landscape of disease awareness campaigns it can be difficult to get public attention for some conditions, particularly those that affect our gastrointestinal tracts. ... Full story

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