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Gastroenterology

Use of health services up for adults with inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased use of health services compared with those without IBD, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a ...

Health

Do gluten-free diets provide a cure-all for celiac disease?

A new study provides insights into the curative effects of gluten-free diets in celiac patients. Results from the proteomics-based research suggests not.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Gut microbiome implicated in healthy aging and longevity

The gut microbiome is an integral component of the body, but its importance in the human aging process is unclear. ISB researchers and their collaborators have identified distinct signatures in the gut microbiome that are ...

Gastroenterology

New potential therapy for Crohn's disease in children

Scientists from the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago demonstrated that a nanotherapy reduces intestinal inflammation and shrinks lesions in a rodent model ...

Neuroscience

Experts discuss the 'second brain': The gut microbiome

As researchers for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Food for Health Center, Andy Benson and Robert Hutkins are asking and answering questions about our second brain—the gut microbiome.

Medical research

Scientists reveal mechanism behind fecal microbiota transplantation

In a study published in Gastroenterology—Researchers at Osaka City University and the Institute for Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, in collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, report the intestinal ...

Inflammatory disorders

Scientists switch on tissue repair in inflammatory bowel disease

A method that instructs immune system cells to help repair damaged tissues in the intestine has been developed by researchers at KU Leuven and Seoul National University. This opens the way for more effective treatment of ...

Immunology

Stopping intestinal bacteria in their tracks

The intestine harbors the greatest number of immune cells in our body. Since the intestine is constantly exposed to various antigens like bacteria and food, appropriate induction of gut immune cells plays a pivotal role in ...