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AIDP Releases Science White Paper on PreticX

AIDP, today released a “Science White Paper” based on the peer-reviewed and published science, including a 2014 randomized, controlled trial from the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA), behind the mechanism of action, safety and efficacy of a new prebiotic ingredient, PreticX

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Expert Alert – Precision Medicine and Obesity

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified five sub-categories of obesity in an effort to determine the most effective, individual treatments.

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Researchers Make Progress Engineering Digestive System Tissues

New proof-of-concept research suggests the potential for engineering replacement intestine tissue in the lab, a treatment that could be applied to infants born with a short bowel and adults having large pieces of gut removed due to cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.

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Study Finds Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening May Be Promising for African-Americans

Stool DNA (sDNA) testing, a new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening, is a promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans, according to a new study presented at Digestive Disease Week.

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New Study Finds that Many Probiotics Are Contaminated with Traces of Gluten

More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten.

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Definitive Tests for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Developed at Cedars-Sinai

Millions of people afflicted by irritable bowel syndrome can now be diagnosed quickly and accurately with two simple blood tests developed by a Cedars-Sinai gastroenterologist.

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New Insight Into Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Lead to Better Treatments

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A newly discovered link between bacteria and immune cells sheds light on inflammatory bowel disease, an autoimmune condition that affects 1.6 million people in the United States, report researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Infant Antibiotic Use Linked to Adult Diseases

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A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in life.

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Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) releases “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Nine Truths” is based on Dr. Bulik’s 2014 “9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted” talk at the National Institute of Mental Health. Leading associations in the field of eating disorders also contributed their valuable input.

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Finding Should Enhance Treatments That Stop Immune System Attacks

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery about an immune cell which is already being used in immunotherapy to treat diseases such as type I diabetes.