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2012-05-07 20:03:44

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is hard to diagnose as well as treat, but researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered a way of confirming the disorder using stool samples. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes chronic or recurring problems with pain and discomfort in the abdomen together with changes in bowel habits. The syndrome is common and is believed to be linked to dysfunction of the stomach and intestines, but our understanding of...

2012-05-03 16:21:56

Researchers at Michigan State University have shown a prebiotic may help the body's own natural killer cells fight bacterial infection and reduce inflammation, greatly decreasing the risk of colon cancer. Prebiotics are fiber supplements that serve as food for the trillions of tiny bacteria living in the gut. When taken, they can stimulate the growth of the "good" bacteria. The evolution of prebiotic supplements (as well as probiotics, which are actual bacteria ingested into the system)...

2012-04-23 22:06:48

When laboratory mice were modeled with colitis and treated with human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal cells, the cells homed in on the inflamed colon and effectively ameliorated colitis, reported a study published in a recent issue of Cell Transplantation (20:9), now freely available on-line at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct/. According to study corresponding author Dr. Zhong Chao Han of the Institute of Hematology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking Union of Medical...

2012-03-28 23:01:21

Calendar Announcement/ Event Listing; Attention: Society/Event Editors Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 The Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America will host its 37th annual Got Guts Gala on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7 p.m. This is the premier fund-raising event for the Chapter, benefiting Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families. The Gala is an opportunity for the Chapter to recognize individuals...

2012-03-21 14:05:42

Researchers from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine have discovered a pathway that may contribute to the symptoms related to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This research is a major milestone in developing future drug therapies for those living with these debilitating disorders. The digestive process is complex. To coordinate the...

2012-03-19 16:15:29

The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) research team at Virginia Tech has discovered important new information on the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn´s disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  CLA is a naturally occurring acid found in meat and dairy products known for its anti-cancer and immune modulatory properties. In collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepathology at University of...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

According to court documents, on February 27th, 2012 the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Kamie S. Kendall, the plaintiff in a $10.5 million lawsuit over Accutane, did not miss the state's two-year statute of limitations when she filed the suit in 2005 (A-73-2010 — 066802). Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication introduced in 1982, is manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Kendall, who accuses Accutane for her ulcerative colitis, started taking Accutane for her acne in...


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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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