Gastroenterology

Could carbon monoxide foam help fight inflammation?

Carbon monoxide is best known as a potentially deadly gas. However, in small doses it also has beneficial qualities: It has been shown to reduce inflammation and can help stimulate tissue regeneration.

Oncology & Cancer

Orally administered tumor vaccine shows promise in animal models

In a study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, a research team led by Prof. Nie Guangjun and Prof. Zhao Xiao at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated ...

Gastroenterology

A simple diagnostic tool for gastrointestinal disorders

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the stomach, or constipation.

Overweight & Obesity

Excess weight in midlife means a sicker old age: Study

Here's a compelling reason to shed those extra pounds: A new study finds that middle-aged people who are obese, or even simply overweight, may face more health problems down the road.

Inflammatory disorders

Scientists reveal mechanism for colon pain and inflammation

Researchers at the NYU Pain Research Center have identified a mechanism that underlies inflammation and pain in the colon, and demonstrated that blocking a key receptor from entering colon cells can inhibit inflammation and ...

Medications

CBD might help prime cells against COVID

Synthetic cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound also found in the cannabis plant, appears to prime the innate immune system of cells, potentially offering protection against pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.

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