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Gut microbes targeted for diagnosis, treatment of childhood undernutrition

By Caroline - Arbanas Guided by the immune system, researchers have identified types of gut bacteria in young children in Malawi that ...

Loyola gastroenterology team identifies and cures rare swallowing disorder

Diagnosing achalasia usually takes 5 years, says Loyola gastroenterologist ...

In Lab Research, SLU Team Halts NASH Liver Damage

Drug Stops Fatty Liver Disease from Causing Inflammation, Scarring ... Full story

Researchers discover county colic risk

The study used data from horses and ponies admitted over a 10-year period ... Full story

CUHK Succeeds in Treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease by Implantable Pulse Generator

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is caused by a failure of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Over 80% of patients require lifelong medication to help relieve the symptoms and mitigate the influence on their daily lives. During 2012-2013, The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) successfully implanted pulse generators in 5 patients to restore their LES function, providing a novel treatment option to patients suffering from GERD. ... Full story

Study: Gastric bypass improves long-term survival

Obese patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery have significantly better long-term survival rates than obese patients who do not receive the surgery, according to a University of Virginia Health System study. ... Full story

Infant gut microbiota linked with gestation duration, delivery method and healthy weight gain

Researchers in Singapore and the UK, as part of the EpiGen consortium, worked together with scientists at the Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland, on a new study into the bacterial makeup of the gut (gut microbiota) of infants in Singapore. ... Full story

Lysosome Dysfunction Linked to Infant Failure to Thrive

Stained sections of neonatal intestines from mice without two genes that express lysosomal proteins (A and E) appeared abnormally compared to wild type mice and mice missing just one of the two genes (B-D and F-H). ... Full story

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