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Low-calorie diet tied to bowel disease deaths


March 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A low-calorie diet may actually erode the immune system's ability to respond to infection, a new study has revealed.Mice with bowel disease put on a calorie-restricted ... Read more...

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Sound health depends on minority microbes


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) A one-hundredth of one percent of total microbes that inhabit the colon, a section of the large intestine, may be minor in number but are fundamental ... Read more...

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Olive leaf pill may help combat heart trouble


April 16th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Researchers have said that a pill made out of the leaves of olive tree can be useful in combating heart disease.In the study, patients who took the olive ... Read more...

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Protein that contributes to ulcerative colitis revealed


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a protein called PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis) contributes to ulcerative colitis.Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease thought to ... Read more...

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New drug target for inflammatory bowel disease found


April 1st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified IL-23, a cytokine used by the immune system to ward off disease, as a major contributor to the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new discovery raises ... Read more...

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Engineered protein has potential for new anti- inflammatory treatment


March 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have created a new protein molecule derived from the growth factor progranulin, which may provide the basis for new therapies in inflammatory ... Read more...

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29 genome regions linked to common form of inflammatory bowel disease


February 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Researchers have linked 29 genome regions with ulcerative colitis - a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new findings support the theory that an overactive immune ... Read more...

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New probiotic can treat irritable bowels


February 1st, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Probiotics - bugs thought to be healthy for the host organism - found in yogurt have shown promise in combating bowel disorders, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, scientists ... Read more...

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New probiotic fights inflammatory bowel diseases


February 1st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers say that a genetically tweaked version of a common probiotic found in yogurt and cheese may be an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases such ... Read more...

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Study shows reduced Vitamin D absorption in Crohn’s disease patients


January 19th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Boston University researchers have shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D ... Read more...

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Bacteria in the gut help control obesity and inflammation


January 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have discovered that the bacteria living in the intestines may play a far more significant role in weight loss and ... Read more...

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Study finds new tool for early detection of bowel disease


December 7th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) have developed a new kind of endoscope to aid the early detection and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.The Confocal Laser ... Read more...

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How swallowing worms can heal ulcerative colitis


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A man who swallowed worm eggs to relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis has shed new light on how worms promote healing in the intestine.The study also identifies ... Read more...

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Common gut bug ‘fights Salmonella-induced inflammatory bowel disease’


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A research from U-M Medical School scientists showed that helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacterium, reduced the severity of inflammation of the colon caused by Salmonella in mice,More ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D ‘puts IBD patients at greater risk of osteoporosis’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that vitamin D deficiency in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) makes them prone to osteoporosis, osteopenia and increases the rate of abnormal ... Read more...

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Broccoli extract ‘effective against inflammatory bowel disease’


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research has shown that an extract made from a food plant in the Brassica family was effective in alleviating signs of ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel ... Read more...

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Regular aspirin use raises risk of Crohn’s disease by 5 times


May 4th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): People who take aspirin regularly for a year or more could be increasing their risk of developing Crohn's disease, says a new study.The study by University of East ... Read more...

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Olive oil may help protect against ulcerative colitis


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Olive oil may help prevent ulcerative colitis, according to a new study co-ordinated by medical researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).Presented at the Digestive Disease Week ... Read more...

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Irritable bowel syndrome patients not at increased colon cancer risk


March 10th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Irritable bowel syndrome patients are at no greater risk of having polyps, colon cancer or inflammatory bowel diseases than fit individuals undergoing colonoscopies, according to a new research.The ... Read more...

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Blueberries keep intestinal inflammations at bay


February 9th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Blueberries, rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins, can alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammations, a new study says. The protective effect is even better if the blueberries are eaten ... Read more...

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Gut bug may hold key to inflammatory bowel disease treatment


January 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that bacteria that produce compounds to reduce inflammation and strengthen host defences could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).According to ... Read more...

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Vital clues to causes of inflammatory bowel disease found


December 17th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study from University of Adelaide has found that a critical imbalance of the regulatory cells required to control the immune system might make a person more ... Read more...

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Genetic defects linked to inflammatory disorder


November 16th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): British scientists have identified certain genetic mutations that contribute to inflammatory disorder, ulcerative colitis.Four genes namely LAMB1, CDH1, CDH3 and HNF4A play vital roles in keeping the intestine ... Read more...

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Hormone deficiency behind common chronic diarrhea


November 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new research has suggested that a common type of chronic diarrhoea may be caused by a hormone deficiency.Researchers from Imperial College London, with collaborators from King's College ... Read more...

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Probiotic bacteria effectively treat colitis in mice


October 26th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): In a mice study, a probiotic bacteria has been found effective in treating colitis, say researchers.Colitis is a disease in which the inner tissue of the colon, the ... Read more...

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Drugs that block folic acid in pregnancy double birth defects risk


October 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, has warned that taking medications that reduce or block the actions of folic acid during the ... Read more...

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Oxidized form of vitamin A offers beneficial treatment for ulcerative colitis


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Retinoic acid-the oxidized form of vitamin A-may be a beneficial treatment for people suffering from ulcerative colitis and other irritable bowel diseases, according to a new study.Published ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientists find novel therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientists from University of Michigan have discovered a new mechanism that would help in future therapies for conditions ranging from autoimmune diseases ... Read more...

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‘Healthy’ fat could lead to bowel disease


July 24th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Consuming too much of polyunsaturated fat could lead to inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study.Scientists believe that a high intake of linoleic acid may be implicated ... Read more...

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Now, an electronic SmartPill to measure pH levels in digestive tract


June 4th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists have designed a new electronic diagnostic tool called the SmartPill, which can be swallowed by patients to measure conditions like pressure, pH and temperature.Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell ... Read more...

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Novel discovery may offer improved therapies for inflammatory bowel disease


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): An international team of researchers has discovered an enzyme that plays a crucial role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The researchers hope that the new finding could potentially lead ... Read more...

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Hypnotherapy may help ulcerative colitis patients socialize more


May 14th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): People with ulcerative colitis should no longer think twice before becoming a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, travelling with the boss or even going to parties in peoples' ... Read more...

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Gene mutation linked to inflammatory bowel disease identified


February 11th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute claim to have identified a genetic mutation that may be responsible for causing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).They said that mutation in ... Read more...

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Soon, a real-life Fantastic Voyage submarine to blast cancer inside body


January 16th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): A real-life version of the "mini-submarine" injected into a scientist in the 1966 Hollywood movie Fantastic Voyage to repair a blood clot in his brain may soon ... Read more...

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Genetic markers associated with ulcerative colitis risk identified


January 9th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A team of International researchers has identified genetic markers associated with risk for ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, relapsing disorder that causes inflammation and ulceration in ... Read more...

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