Inflammatory disorders

Gut inflammation found to be caused by substance secreted by microbe

The human gut—or gastrointestinal system—where food is broken down into nutrients for the body, is an ecosystem that harbors thousands of bacteria species. While some microorganisms are harmful, many are beneficial and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protein that drives liver damage could be a target for treatment

A severe form of fatty liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the leading cause of liver transplantation, but there are few treatment options and currently no medications. In a new study, Yale researchers ...


Human stomach micro-physiological system unveiled

A new development in biomedical engineering has led to the creation of a human stomach micro-physiological system (hsMPS), representing a significant leap forward in understanding and treating various gastrointestinal diseases, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How liver cells become scarring, and worse

Hepatic fibrosis occurs when scar tissue replaces damaged cells in the liver. Over time, accumulating scarring distorts the liver, interferes with its blood supply and may progressively lead to worsening consequences, from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unraveling the gut's role in Gulf War illness

Growing up, Texas A&M University biomedical engineering doctoral student Claudia Collier understood that a family outing could abruptly end at any moment. The possibility that her mother might suffer from a flare-up loomed, ...


Small wearable device delivers big hope for kids with gut pain

Before irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) invaded her life, Taylor was a classic high-achieving teen: straight As, track, dance, student government. Then she began having nausea, constipation and shooting pains in her stomach.

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