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2014-07-29 16:26:15

Researchers Look to Target Gut Microbiome for Treatment and Prevention of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early findings from a major research initiative of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) suggest that specific bacteria play a central role in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The evidence raises the possibility of developing new treatments to target the...

2014-07-29 12:36:03

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that in view of the unusual market activity in the Company's stock, the NYSE MKT (the "Exchange") has contacted the Company in accordance with its usual practice. The Company stated that its policy is not to comment on unusual market activity....

2014-07-28 10:27:48

Vanderbilt University Medical Center A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. "Of course it's hard to speculate from mouse to human," said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. "But essentially, we've prevented most of the...

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2014-07-26 03:00:23

Leigh MacMillan, Vanderbilt University A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. “Of course it’s hard to speculate from mouse to human,” said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. “But essentially, we’ve prevented most...

2014-07-25 04:21:20

PARIS, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New publication in Nature by international research team including Enterome scientific founder Professor Dusko Ehrlich ENTEROME Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, and with a strong focus on liver diseases, highlights the advanced online publication in Nature (ref. 1) of a research paper describing...

probiotics
2014-07-23 06:30:23

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Probiotics work to manage gut flora by controlling the bad bacteria with good bacteria. WebMD reports that probiotics have even been linked to maintaining a strong immune system as well as these other ailments: • Treating childhood diarrhea • Treating ulcerative colitis • Treating necrotizing enterocolitis • Preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea • Preventing infectious diarrhea • Preventing pouchitis •...

2014-07-16 08:29:22

SER-109 demonstrated remarkably high clinical cure rate and excellent safety profile CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel treatments for diseases related to the human microbiome, today announced that it has completed enrollment for its single-arm, open-label clinical trial of SER-109, its first-in-field, oral microbiome therapeutic designed for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection...

2014-07-11 10:08:10

University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences A number of studies suggest that children delivered by Caesarean section have a different intestinal flora than children delivered by natural birth. But it is still unknown why this is the case and what it means for the immune system. Researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences therefore decided to scrutinize the impact of birth on the development of the immune system in a study of newborn mouse pups....

2014-07-07 16:23:01

LONDON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:MarketVIEW: Clostridium difficile vaccines http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/marketview_clostridium_difficile_vaccines.htmlClostridium difficile (C.diff) is a Gram-positive bacterium, which in vulnerable hospitalized patients can cause gastrointestinal infections (CDI). Outcomes range from mild uncomplicated diarrhea to severe-complicated disease where patients...

2014-07-07 12:28:38

Company's Breakthrough Innovation to Enable First Therapeutics for Microbiome-based Diseases CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel treatments for diseases related to the human microbiome, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a pharmaceutical composition patent application that covers its lead product candidate, SER-109, which is currently...


Latest Gut flora Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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