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Immune Cell’s Role in Intestinal Movement Could Lead to Better Understanding of IBS

Learning the role of immune system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Crohn's Disease Research

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University of Delaware researchers have identified a protein, hiding in plain sight, that acts like a bodyguard to help protect and stabilize another key protein, that when unstable, is involved in Crohn’s disease. The fundamental research points to a possible pathway for developing novel therapies for the inflammatory bowel disease.

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Registration Opens for Patient Symposium on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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The Global Outreach Symposium on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an educational conference and interactive webinar featuring Cedars-Sinai gastroenterology experts presenting the latest medical research and treatment options to educate and empower patients, families and healthcare providers on all aspects of IBS and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). The seminar will be simulcast on the Internet, drawing in participants from around the world.

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Crab and Other Crustacean Shells May Hold the Key to Preventing and Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Microparticles in crab, shrimp and lobster shells have anti-inflammatory mechanisims that that could lead to the development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies for those who suffer from IBD. Since these shells are abundant and a major waste in the seafood industry, they may provide an alternative to costly drugs that don't always work.

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New Guidelines Warn of Liver Dangers from Herbal Supplements, OTC and RX Drugs

New clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) appear in the July issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. DILI is a rare adverse drug reaction, challenging to diagnose, and can lead to jaundice, liver failure and even death. The frequency of DILI incidence is increasing, as the use of herbal and dietary supplements has drastically increased over the last 10 years.

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World Digestive Health Day Focuses on Gut Microbes

For World Digestive Health Day, the American College of Gastroenterology, along with World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), observes the 2014 focus on the human gut microbiome and its impact on health and disease.

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Disruption of Circadian Rhythms May Contribute to Inflammatory Disease

A disruption of circadian rhythms, when combined with a high-fat, high-sugar diet, may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease and other harmful conditions, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.

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UCSD Expert Available to Discuss New IBD Treatment Options

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Doctors Miss the Chance to Recommend Equally Effective Bargain Medicines

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Many Americans have heartburn at least weekly, and could be saving money on medicines to treat it. Survey shows doctors believe generics and name brands work the same for acid reflux and constipation, but they often recommend more expensive brand names.

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Research Finding Could Lead to New Therapies for Patients with Gluten Intolerance

Elafin, by interacting with the transglutaminase 2 enzyme, decreased the enzymatic reaction that increases the toxicity of peptides derived from gluten.

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