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Guts of surfers more likely to be colonized by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, study reveals

News Medical (Australia) - 16/01/2018
Regular surfers and bodyboarders are three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts than non-surfers, new research has revealed.

Possible cause of early colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified

Science Daily (US) - 15/01/2018
Researchers have used new methods in ancient DNA research to identify Salmonella enterica Paratyphi C, a pathogen that causes enteric fever, in the skeletons of victims of the 1545-1550 cocoliztli epidemic in Mexico, identifying a possible cause of this devastating colonial epidemic.

Precision editing of gut bacteria: Potential way to treat colitis

Science Daily (US) - 04/01/2018
Researchers have used precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut to prevent or reduce the severity of inflammation in a mouse model of colitis.

Research reveals how fiber in the diet contributes to colonic health

News Medical (Australia) - 02/01/2018
If you are concerned about your health, you should also think about what your gut bacteria consume. Dietary fiber is a key source for their nutrition.

Bifidobacterium or fiber protect against deterioration of the inner colonic mucus layer

Science Daily (US) - 02/01/2018
If you are concerned about your health, you should also think about what your gut bacteria consume. Dietary fiber is a key source for their nutrition. Thus the quantity of fiber in your diet influences your weight, blood glucose level and sensitivty to insulin is well-established. The latest research shows that colonic health is also affected.

Electronic nose developed to sniff out colon diseases

Science Daily (US) - 27/12/2017
In much the same way as dogs can be trained to detect some diseases through their keen sense of smell, technology can help create electronic devices capable of performing this same task. This is precisely what a team of researchers have achieved, developing a prototype of an electronic nose that can distinguish between patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Researchers design electronic nose to sniff out colon diseases

News Medical (Australia) - 27/12/2017
In much the same way as dogs can be trained to detect some diseases through their keen sense of smell, technology can help create electronic devices capable of performing this same task.

International researchers find valuable clues for developing robust therapeutic agents against IBDs

News Medical (Australia) - 26/12/2017
Our immune system protects our bodies from numerous pathogenic microbes and toxins in the environment. The system comprises innate (non-specific) and adaptive (acquired) immunity.

20% of young colon cancer patients have inherited genetic abnormality, research finds

News Medical (Australia) - 14/12/2017
As doctors grapple with increasing rates of colorectal cancers in young people, new research from the University of Michigan may offer some insight into how the disease developed and how to prevent further cancers.

Researchers suggest role for MKL1 protein in development of inflammatory bowel disease

News Medical (Australia) - 13/12/2017
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including the two conditions ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, results in long-term inflammation of the gut and is associated with dysregulation of the immune system.

Preventing colon polyps: Another reason to lose those holiday pounds

Science Daily (US) - 11/12/2017
Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing. Now researchers have studied nearly 3000 patients undergoing routine physicals over a 6-year period, and found a link between weight and colon polyps.

Findings reveal consistent racial disparities in ovarian, colon, and breast cancer patients’ survival

News Medical (Australia) - 05/12/2017
Three new articles present trends in survival for patients with ovarian, colon, and breast cancer in the United States by race and stage. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings reveal large, consistent, and persistent racial disparities in survival.

Findings reveal consistent racial disparities in ovarian, colon, and breast cancer patients’ survival

News Medical (Australia) - 05/12/2017
Three new articles present trends in survival for patients with ovarian, colon, and breast cancer in the United States by race and stage. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings reveal large, consistent, and persistent racial disparities in survival.

Before humans, Australia was colonized by rats

CNN (US) - 04/12/2017
A single pregnant female, which traveled aboard a coconut palm for part of her journey from Asia, could have been the Founding Mother of Australia's rodents, one scientist suggests.

Bacterial colonization can function as a pacemaker for the intestine, study reveals

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
A new study, conducted at Kiel University (CAU) by a research team from the Cell and Developmental Biology (Bosch AG), reveals that bacterial colonization of the intestine plays a significant role in controlling peristaltic functions.

KAIST researchers identify principles of gene network for colon tumorigenesis

News Medical (Australia) - 20/11/2017
The principles of the gene network for colon tumorigenesis have been identified by a KAIST research team. The principles will be used to find the molecular target for effective anti-cancer drugs in the future. Further, this research gained attention for using a systems biology approach, which is an integrated research area of IT and BT.

Don't Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

MedicineNet (US) - 17/11/2017
Title: Don't Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates

MedicineNet (US) - 16/11/2017
Title: Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival RatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Oral bacteria in the gut could drive immune cell induction and inflammatory bowel disease

Science Daily (US) - 14/11/2017
Investigators have investigated the relationship between salivary microbes and IBD, and they found that when the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae colonizes in an intestine out of microbial balance, immune cells called T helper 1 (TH1) become overactive in the gut, resulting in intestinal inflammation leading to the onset of IBD.

Inflammatory bowel disease patients over the age of 60 often receive older drugs

News Medical (Australia) - 13/11/2017
Inflammatory bowel disease is common amongst older people and there are big differences in the choice of treatment for different age groups. Patients over the age of 60 often receive cortisone drugs instead of more modern medicines that target the immune system.