Gastroenterology

Bacteria underlie success of fecal microbiota transplants

The effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in treating ulcerative colitis depends on a small set of beneficial bacterial strains, suggests a new study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Gastroenterology

Prevalence of primary sclerosing cholangitis in IBD examined

(HealthDay)—The global prevalence of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) ranges from 0.96 percent in Crohn disease (CD) to 2.47 percent in ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a review published online Aug. 19 in Gastroenterology.

Immunology

ATP-hydrolyzing ectoenzyme E-NTPD8 attenuates colitis

The intestinal microbial ecosystem includes diverse species of bacteria. These bacteria can produce bioactive metabolites that directly affect the host's immune system. An imbalance of microbial metabolites has been implicated ...

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