Digestive Diseases and Sciences

igestive Diseases and Sciences publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, original papers on basic research and clinical practice in gastroenterology, hepatology, and related fields. This well-illustrated journal features comprehensive coverage of the basic pathophysiology involved in new technological advances in the treatment of digestive diseases; insights from prominent academicians and practitioners concerning new scientific developments and practical medical issues; and discussions focusing on the latest changes in both local and worldwide social, economic, and governmental policies that affect the delivery of care of patients with digestive diseases.

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A spoonful of peppermint helps the meal go down

Imagine that while eating a delicious meal at your favorite restaurant, your joy is cut short because of difficulty swallowing your food, followed by chest pain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Enzyme treatment reduces alcohol-induced liver damage in mouse models

An intestinal enzyme previously shown to keep bacterial toxins from passing from the gastrointestinal system into the bloodstream may be able to prevent or reduce the liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption. In ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deep inside the body, tiny mechanical microscope

Tiny space age probes — those that can see inside single living cells — are increasingly being used to diagnose illness in hard-to-reach areas of the body.