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Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms. Biofilms are living microbial communities--they provide a haven for microbes and are often resistant to antibiotics.
Posted: April 4, 2019, 7:06 am
A protein that protects people with inflammatory bowel disease has quite a different effect in graft-vs.-host disease, a common and challenging side effect of bone marrow transplants.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 6:10 pm
An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to Penn State researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals.
Posted: March 13, 2019, 5:15 pm
Transplantation of feces from a healthy person to a patient suffering of irritable bowel syndrome improved both symptoms of IBS and the gut's bacteria profile.
Posted: March 7, 2019, 11:37 am
What if a special diet could reduce inflammation and repair your gut? USC researchers provided evidence that a low-calorie "fasting-mimicking" diet has the potential to do just that.
Posted: March 6, 2019, 6:30 am
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new protein "switch" that could stop the progression of blood-poisoning, or sepsis, and increase the chances of surviving the life-threatening disease.
Posted: February 26, 2019, 5:17 am
According to a new statement from a panel of national and international experts in gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other areas, interventional (or therapeutic) IBD endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of disease and of adverse events from surgery.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 7:24 am
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor.
Posted: February 8, 2019, 2:03 am
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has announced the 2019 recipients of the annual recognition awards, given in honor of outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology.
Posted: February 4, 2019, 4:51 am
An international study led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) has found that Lactobacillus bacteria present in the intestinal microbiota interact with immune system cells to strengthen the intestinal barrier.
Posted: January 31, 2019, 4:10 am