Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Inflamed monkey guts produce Parkinson's-related proteins

The intestinal linings of monkeys with inflamed bowels show chemical alterations similar to abnormal protein deposits in the brains of Parkinson's patients, lending support to the idea that inflammation may play a key role ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA: French soft ripened cheese possibly contaminated

(HealthDay)—Consumers should not eat and retailers should not sell or serve l'Explorateur soft ripened cheese due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Neuroscience

'Second brain' neurons keep colon moving

Millions of neurons in the gastrointestinal tract coordinate their activity to generate the muscle contractions that propel waste through the last leg of the digestive system, according to a study of isolated mouse colons ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Unique bacterial fingerprint identified in systemic sclerosis

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) Press Conference showed that people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have a unique bacterial signature in their colon, ...

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