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Biomedical scientist receives $1.83 million NIH grant for inflammatory bowel disease research

News Medical (Australia) - 12/08/2017
A biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside has received a $1.83 million grant to identify how the loss of a protective barrier in the intestine contributes to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Deaths From Colon Cancer Up Among Younger White Americans

MedicineNet (US) - 10/08/2017
Title: Deaths From Colon Cancer Up Among Younger White AmericansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Red meat, dairy, and chocolate could help relieve IBD

Daily Mail (UK) - 07/08/2017
Professor of Pathology Dr Marco Colonna at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said immune cells patrol the gut to ensure harmful microbes in food don't sneak into the body.

Mango intake exerts beneficial effects in progression and severity of IBD

News Medical (Australia) - 03/08/2017
Initial results of a study by researchers in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University in College Station show mango consumption has a positive impact on people with inflammatory bowel disease.

Trilobites: Lovers Share Colonies of Skin Microbes, Study Finds

New York Times - 31/07/2017
Couples who live together come to share similar communities of bodily bacteria — especially on the feet.

Overweight at 17? Your Colon Cancer Risk Rises

New York Times - 27/07/2017
Teens who were overweight were at significantly increased risk for developing colon cancer as adults.

$100 Sweetens the Pot for a Colonoscopy

MedicineNet (US) - 27/07/2017
Title: $100 Sweetens the Pot for a ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

Study uncovers potential 'silver bullet' for preventing and treating colon cancer

Science Daily (US) - 26/07/2017
In preclinical experiments, researchers have uncovered a new way in which colon cancer develops, as well as a potential 'silver bullet' for preventing and treating it. The findings may extend to ovarian, breast, lung, prostate and potentially other cancers that depend on the same mechanism for growth.

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood

MedicineNet (US) - 26/07/2017
Title: Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in AdulthoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

People living in rural households have lower risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease

Science Daily (US) - 25/07/2017
Living in rural households decreases a person's risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for young children and adolescents, according to a new study.

Woman with ulcerative colitis learns to love body again

Daily Mail (UK) - 25/07/2017
Erin Goodwin, 35, from Western Australia, shared her story of living with Ulcerative Colitis and an ostomy bag with FEMAIL. She has come to terms with it, after struggling with her confidence.

Overweight or obesity in adolescence may increase colon cancer risk in adulthood

News Medical (Australia) - 24/07/2017
A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood. Obesity was also associated with an elevated risk of developing rectal cancer.

Simple financial incentive may improve rate of colonoscopy screenings

News Medical (Australia) - 21/07/2017
Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can exacerbate colitis

Science Daily (US) - 19/07/2017
Titanium dioxide, one of the most-produced nanoparticles worldwide, is being used increasingly in foodstuffs. When intestinal cells absorb titanium dioxide particles, this leads to increased inflammation and damage to the intestinal mucosa in mice with colitis. Researchers recommend that patients with colitis should avoid food containing titanium dioxide particles.

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can intensify inflammatory reaction in patients with colitis

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
Titanium dioxide, one of the most-produced nanoparticles worldwide, is being used increasingly in foodstuffs.

Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

MedicineNet (US) - 12/07/2017
Title: Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not PayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in offspring

Science Daily (US) - 11/07/2017
When mice that are genetically susceptible to developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were given antibiotics during late pregnancy and the early nursing period, their offspring were more likely to develop an inflammatory condition of the colon that resembles human IBD, report scientists.

Fatty diets are the cause of 80 per cent of colon cancers

Daily Mail (UK) - 06/07/2017
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have found evidence that fatty diets stimulate tumor growth by activating a molecular pathway that feeds abnormal cells.

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis

MedicineNet (US) - 01/07/2017
Title: Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative ColitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Colon cancer nuclear pore dynamics are captured by HS-AFM

Science Daily (US) - 30/06/2017
One of the key reasons for cancer mortality is caused by the highly invasive behavior of cancer cells, which is often due to aggressive metastasis. Metastasis is facilitated by various growth factors and cytokines secreted from cells of the immune system, which operate through various signaling pathways.