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2013-09-25 11:04:21

Comparing species, researchers at Harvard SEAS and Harvard Medical School investigate a process they dub “villification” “You are not just a ball of cells,” says Clifford Tabin, George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School (HMS). The way cells organize within the human body allows us all to function the way we do, but a couple of Harvard professors are concerned as much with that developmental process as with the end result. Tabin...

New Form Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
2013-09-06 08:23:22

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers at UCLA have identified a new form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, when parts of the intestine become inflamed or infected, causing patients significant pain. These findings could help lead to better management of symptoms for some patients. The discovery of this new condition, dubbed Post-Diverticulitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PDV-IBS), confirms the irritable...

2013-08-22 12:52:15

Vedolizumab, a new intravenous antibody medication, has shown positive results for treating both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The findings, published in two papers, will appear in the August 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). William Sandborn, MD, principal investigator of the Crohn's disease study, said the results offer new hope to the more than one million Americans...

2013-08-15 23:19:01

iPhone APP and mobile friendly website. Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is getting more mobile with a new interactive disease management tracker GI Buddy (available online and as an iPhone® app) and mobile friendly website. GI Buddy allows users to manage and track all aspects of their disease and construct a comprehensive view of disease impact including: symptoms, treatment, diet, and lifestyle. Crohn's disease and...

Role Of 'Peacekeeper' In The Gut Revealed In New Study
2013-08-09 11:39:14

University of British Columbia A new study has shone a spotlight on the peacekeeping mechanisms in our intestines. A protein, called SIGIRR, is produced by the cells that line the intestines. It supresses the cells' immune response to bacteria. "We expected that when SIGIRR was removed, our intestines would trigger a stronger immune response to a gut infection, affording us more protection against the infection," says Prof. Bruce Vallance, an associate professor in UBC's Dept. of...

2013-08-06 12:16:32

Patients with celiac disease who had persistent intestine damage (identified with repeat biopsy) had a higher risk of lymphoma than patients whose intestines healed, according to findings published in the August 6, 2013, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Celiac disease is a common autoimmune disease, affecting approximately one percent of individuals in Western nations. It is characterized by damage to the lining of the small intestine that over time reduces the body's ability to...

2013-08-01 23:18:42

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 @ SugarHouse Casino Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) proudly presents the 18th Annual Sippin’ by the River on Saturday, September 21st, rain or shine, from 1pm-5pm. After taking a short hiatus from the Philadelphia side of the Delaware waterfront, the Sippin’ by the River team is pleased to announce this year’s location and event sponsor: SugarHouse...

2013-07-30 23:04:20

A4M is heading back to Los Angeles for the first time in over two years for continuing medical education conference on the relationship between food and disease manifestations. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 A4M’s Gut, Brain, and Autoimmune Disorders Symposium will take place August 16-17 at the JW Marriott- LA Live, in Los Angeles, CA. This two-day meeting is worth 15.5 CME credits and will provide attendees with the most up-to-date information and educational materials regarding...

2013-07-03 11:07:47

A new study indicates that aerobic exercise can lessen – or worsen – the symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, depending on the circumstances under which the exercise is undertaken. The researchers found that, in contrast to their sedentary peers, mice allowed to run freely on an exercise wheel for six weeks had fewer symptoms of colitis after exposure to a chemical agent that induces colitis symptoms in mice. However, mice...

2013-06-27 15:04:35

A new study reveals that all children with Crohn's disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus - an enterovirus - in their intestines. This link has previously not been shown for this chronic inflammatory intestinal disorder. The findings are being published today in the latest issue of the international journal Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. These findings need to be confirmed in larger studies, but they are important, as this connection has never been pointed...


Latest Intestine 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...

Small Intestine
2013-03-04 15:13:09

The small intestine is the part of the digestive tract that follows the stomach and is followed by the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average between 22 feet 6 inches and 24 feet 4 inches. It is composed of three distinct structural parts; the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is the part of the intestine where most chemical breakdown happens; it is also the shortest part of the intestine. It starts at the duodenal bulb and stops...

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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