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Robotic drug capsule can deliver drugs to gut

Written by | 5 Oct 2022

One reason that it’s so difficult to deliver large protein drugs orally is that these drugs can’t pass through the mucus barrier that lines the digestive tract. This […]

A simple diagnostic tool for gastrointestinal disorders

Written by | 26 Mar 2022

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food […]

For IBS, specific diets are less important than expected

Written by | 29 Dec 2021

Many IBS sufferers avoid certain types of food and often exclude gluten. However, a large new study from Chalmers University of Technology and Uppsala University, Sweden, does not […]

Antibiotics for appendicitis – first-line treatment

Written by | 29 Oct 2021

Antibiotics are now an accepted first-line treatment for most people with appendicitis, according to final results of the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial, and […]

Can gastrointestinal bleeding after heart attack be predicted?

Written by | 13 Sep 2021

Knowing which patients are at higher risk of bleeding complications following a heart attack can help health professionals to take preventative measures. Now researchers at Karolinska have published […]

Gut bacteria influence brain development

Written by | 11 Sep 2021

Researchers discover biomarkers that indicate early brain injury in extreme premature infants University of Vienna Extremely premature infants are at a high risk for brain damage. Researchers have […]

Ultra-processed food intake linked to inflammatory bowel disease

Written by | 26 Aug 2021

Consumption of ultra-processed foods appears to be linked to an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), researchers reported on July 15, 2021 in the BMJ/British Medical Journal. […]

Persistence pays off in the human gut microbiome

Written by | 28 Jun 2021

The human gut microbiome is a complex community of trillions of microbes that are constantly interacting with each other and our bodies. It supports our wellbeing, immune system […]

GA recommends early use of biologics in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease

Written by | 3 Jun 2021

Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation (pain and swelling) in the gastrointestinal tract, can cause daily health problems, frequent hospitalizations and surgery […]

Scientists reveal mechanism that causes irritable bowel syndrome

Written by | 6 May 2021

KU Leuven researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The finding paves the way for more […]

Gut microbes may antagonize or assist in anorexia

Written by | 23 Jan 2021

You are likely familiar with the serious consequences of anorexia for those who experience it, but you might not be aware that the disorder may not be purely […]

Poor gut health connected to severe COVID-19

Written by | 22 Jan 2021

People infected with COVID-19 experience a wide range of symptoms and severities, the most commonly reported including high fevers and respiratory problems. However, autopsy and other studies have […]

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