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Scientists Generate 1st Human Stomach Tissue in Lab With Stem Cells

CINCINNATI—Scientists used pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory—creating an unprecedented tool for researching the development ...

Preservation Technique for Marginal Livers Prevents Biliary Stricture

New research shows that a preservation technique known as sequential subnormothermic ex vivo liver perfusion (SNEVLP) prevents ischemic type biliary stricture following ...

Worm spit – it’s worth bottling

Scientists who have successfully regulated the inflammatory response in coeliac patients by infecting them with hookworms are now collaborating with a major pharmaceutical company to develop a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), based on proteins secreted by the worms. ... Full story

Poop Color Screening Could Prevent Deaths, Avert Liver Transplants and Lower Treatment Costs in Babies with Rare Liver Disease

Paying attention to the color of a newborn’s poop can mean the difference between life and death for babies with the rare liver disorder biliary atresia — the leading cause of liver transplants in children. The disease is almost universally heralded by white or clay-colored stools but is often diagnosed with woeful delays. ... Full story

Probiotics may significantly reduce colic in North American infants: Motherisk study

TORONTO – Babies cry. And as many new parents quickly learn, sometimes feeding, changing a diaper, adjusting the temperature or cuddling won’t make the wee one stop wailing. As days roll into weeks, baby’s excessive and inconsolable crying, with bouts of fussiness and passing gas, continues. Tired and frustrated parents scour the web and survey doctors and other parents, searching for something – anything – to end their baby’s discomfort due to infantile colic. The few available treatments have minimal impact on crying and fussing time. ... Full story

Pitt/McGowan Institute Team Discovers Stem Cells in the Esophagus

Could Lead to New Models to Study Esophageal Disease ... Full story

Ultrasound revealing secrets of deadly abdominal aortic aneurysms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers are exploring the usefulness of ultrasound imaging to study dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysms, a bulging of the aorta that is usually fatal when it ruptures and for which there is no effective medical treatment. ... Full story

Delayed introduction to gluten appears not to prevent celiac disease in at-risk infants

Association of genetic factors with risk has important implications for diagnosis, symptom delay ... Full story

Diet affects mix of intestinal bacteria and the risk of inflammatory bone disease

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study finds diet may influence susceptibility to autoinflammatory disease in at-risk individuals by favoring intestinal bacteria that fuel or dampen inflammation ... Full story

Gut bacteria are protected by host during illness

Sick mice divert internal resources to protect beneficial gut bacteria, which appear to help fight infection, study finds ... Full story

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