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.

Medical research

A window into the hidden world of colons

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a system that allows for real-time observations of individual cells in the colon of a living mouse.

Health

Foods that will make you feel full faster

(HealthDay)—When you get the urge for a snack, you might not think that a slice of turkey can have the same lip-smacking effect as a handful of chips. But scientists have known for some time that protein is the most efficient ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could you have a sensitive gut?

(HealthDay)—If you've ever wondered why emotional distress causes stomach cramps or a mad dash to the bathroom, know that there's a direct line of communication that runs from your brain to your digestive tract.

Medical research

New study reveals gut segments organized by function

As food enters the intestine, it embarks on windy, lengthy journey. For most of the route, its surroundings don't appear to change much. But new research from Rockefeller's Daniel Mucida shows that the food-processing canal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Oct4 found to be a prognostic marker for digestive cancers

(HealthDay)—Octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct4) is a predictive marker for patients with digestive system cancers, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Nov. 7 in the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

Medical research

Food's transit time is a key factor in digestive health

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit time is a key factor ...

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