Medical research

Tissue engineering: The big picture on growing small intestines

Babies born prematurely often face intense medical challenges, including intestines that are underdeveloped or diseased. While an intestine transplant can benefit some patients, many babies are simply too small to endure ...

Medical research

Health Check: What causes bloating and gassiness?

Your trousers fit when you put them on in the morning. But come mid-afternoon, they're uncomfortably tight – and you didn't even overdo it at lunchtime. Sound familiar?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nervous tummy: Why you might get the runs before a first date

So, you're going on a date and you're understandably a bit nervous. And then you feel it – a churning and cramping in your gut. Suddenly you're running to the toilet and wondering why your body reacts this way. How does ...

Surgery

Twin donates part of small bowel to brother in rare transplant

Patrick Noel was on his way home from his brother's house on July 24, 2016 when a car pulled up next to him. The stranger in the other car asked Patrick if he lived in the neighborhood. Sensing something was wrong, Patrick ...

Immunology

High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus

A new study by scientists at UCLA found that when mice eat a high-fat diet, the cells in their small intestines respond the same way they do to a viral infection, turning up production of certain immune molecules and causing ...

Genetics

Short bowel syndrome results in changes to gene expression

Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, led by Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD, have mapped the genetic changes resulting from short bowel syndrome (SBS) using a novel zebrafish model and by performing intensive gene sequencing. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fecal calprotectin levels ID severity of Crohn's in small bowel

(HealthDay)—Fecal calprotectin (FC) levels correlate with the severity of Crohn's disease (CD) of the small bowel, as identified by balloon-assisted enteroscopy and computed tomography enterography (CTE), according to a ...

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