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Can controlling retinoic acid be a key to preventing infections in the gut?

A team of scientists from the Renaissance School of Medicine (RSOM) at Stony Brook University has identified a distinct role of retinoic acid, a metabolite of vitamin A, during the immune response of the gut. This finding, ...


What causes hiccups and how can you get rid of them?

We all get hiccups from time to time, and sometimes they just won't seem to go away.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists make critical progress toward preventing C. diff infections

Each year, about 500,000 people in the U.S. deal with gastrointestinal infections from Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), and more than 20,000 die from these infections. A new study performed in mice has identified a compound ...


Clues to the cause of chronic gut pain

New insights into chronic gut pain offer hope for improved treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety treatment.

Oncology & Cancer

New insights into colorectal cancer and E. coli

In Quebec, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and the third in women. The appearance and progression of this cancer has been linked to the composition of the gut microbiome. It appears that ...

Oncology & Cancer

Vitamin A may reduce pancreatitis risk during ALL treatment

Consuming a diet rich in vitamin A or its analogs may help prevent children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) reduce their risk of developing painful pancreas inflammation during chemotherapy treatment.


What's the right colorectal cancer screening option for you?

Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the lower digestive system, which includes the colon and the rectum. If you feel like you are hearing a lot about this topic lately, it's because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. ...