Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study explores potential target to treat liver disease

A clinical trial led by Birmingham researchers investigated targeting a molecule causing liver inflammation and fibrosis to treat patients with Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)—a debilitating liver disease for which ...

Gastroenterology

A common type of fiber may trigger bowel inflammation

Inulin, a type of fiber found in certain plant-based foods and fiber supplements, causes inflammation in the gut and exacerbates inflammatory bowel disease in a preclinical model, according to a new study by Weill Cornell ...

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Intestine

In human anatomy, the intestine (or bowel) is the segment of the alimentary canal extending from the pyloric sphincter of the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consists of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine. In humans, the small intestine is further subdivided into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum while the large intestine is subdivided into the cecum and colon.

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