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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 ...

Surprising new cause of intestinal disease identified

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

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

Researchers Make Progress Engineering Digestive System Tissues

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – New proof-of-concept research at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine suggests the potential for engineering replacement intestine tissue in the lab, a treatment that could be applied to infants born with a short bowel and adults having large pieces of gut removed due to cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. ... Full story

Method of delivery affects stabilization of gut microbiota

Bacteria colonize the intestines at the time of birth. But the composition of the gut microbiota is affected by the method of delivery and subsequent consumption of breast milk or formula. Sahlgrenska Academy and the Halmstad County Hospital have completed a joint study on the topic together with BGI in China. ... Full story

Starved T cells allow hepatitis B to silently infect liver

Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body’s immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. ... Full story

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