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Once-daily dosing with mesalamine prevents ulcerative colitis relapse

Wednesday 07 12 11

December's publication of the American Journal of Gastroenterology compares a once-daily with conventional dosing schedule of mesalamine in preventing relapse of quiescent ulcerative colitis.

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Some Colon Tumors Caused By Common Bacteria Altering Peroxide-Producing Gene

Tuesday 08 11 11
Working with lab cultures and mice, Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a strain of the common gut pathogen Bacteroides fragilis causes colon inflammation and increases activity of a gene called spermine oxidase (SMO) in the intestine........

Stopping Autoimmunity In The NIK Of Time; CX3CR1: A Protein With Guts

Thursday 03 11 11
IMMUNOLOGY: Stopping autoimmunity in the NIK of time Immune cells known as T cells play a key role in ridding the body of dangerous microbes. However, if they are not kept under control properly they can attack the body's own tissues and cells and cause autoimmunity........

Detecting Pre-Cancerous Colon Cells

Wednesday 12 10 11
After demonstrating that light accurately detected pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus, Duke University bioengineers turned their technology to the colon and have achieved similar results in a series of preliminary experiments. This technology could be a non-invasive way for physicians to detect abnormal cells, or dysplasia, which have the potential of turning cancerous........

Minority Microbes Mapped In The Colon

Thursday 04 08 11
They make up less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the microbes that live in the colon, but the bacteria and archaea that sop up hydrogen in the gut are fundamental to colon health. In a new study, researchers take a first look at these "hydrogenotrophic" microbes, mapping where they live and how abundant they are in different parts of the lower intestine........

Many Hospitals Not Reaching National Standards For Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease Despite Improvements In Services, UK

Tuesday 24 05 11
Care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has improved since 2008, according to the third UK IBD audit, but many hospitals are still not reaching the National IBD Service Standards, launched in February 2009. IBD, comprising Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD), affects around 240,000 people in the UK, and is now estimated to cost the NHS in excess of £1 billion........

Echinacea shows no strong effect on cold misery

Tuesday 21 12 10
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Though millions will turn to the herb echinacea for some relief this cold season, a study out Monday suggests they will get little, if any, benefit.

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment: Can Probiotics Help?

Wednesday 15 12 10

A growing number of people with ulcerative colitis are reaching for probiotics -- products containing so-called "friendly" bacteria that populate the intestines.

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New hints on how helminth worms heal ulcerative colitis

Wednesday 01 12 10

A 34-year-old Northern California man with ulcerative colitis who decided to treat himself by swallowing parasitic worms has provided new information about how the worms might help to soothe and heal a variety of intestinal inflammations, researchers reported Wednesday.

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Oral Delivery System To Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Developed By Researchers

Tuesday 12 10 10
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a novel approach for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases........

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