Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To combat gum disease, help oral bacteria evolve

Liver disease, from metabolic and bacterial causes, is a growing concern. What connects these dots? The gut, or more specifically, bacteria in the gut. Bacteria that cause inflammation in the mouth are transported through ...

Inflammatory disorders

COVID-19: Enzyme targeted by virus also influences gut inflammation

An enzyme that helps COVID-19 (coronavirus) infect the body also plays a role in inflammation and patient outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the ...

Medical research

Discoveries reshape understanding of gut microbiome

The human gut is home to microorganisms that outnumber our cells by a factor of 10 to 1. Now, discoveries by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have redefined how the so-called gut microbiome operates ...

Medical research

Preclinical study offers hope for Hirschsprung's disease

Babies with Hirschsprung's disease are born with an incomplete or absent gut nervous system. Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, runs a laboratory that investigates the therapeutic potential ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus symptoms multiply as pandemic deepens

Every week, it seems, the list of coronavirus symptoms—ranging from disagreeable to deadly, from "COVID toes" to toxic shock—grows longer.

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