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A open-label study carried out by physicians at New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center showed that there may be a new application for the antibiotic Rifaximin ( Xifaxan ) in tr ...


Zelnorm ( Tegaserod ) may offer new approach in the treatment of upper gastrointestinal ( GI ) disorders, such as dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ) and functional heartburn. Zelno ...


A newly discovered hormone plays an important role in the digestion of fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, E, and D. The intestinal hormone sends a signal to the liver tha ...


The results of a Phase III clinical trial have demonstrated that a new class of drugs, called NK-1 receptor antagonists, is more effective at reducing vomiting after surgery than the most commonly use ...


A study found that the risk of infertility in women triples after the most major surgery for the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis. The authors base their finding on a detailed analysi ...


Researchers have discovered what may be a successful non-dietary therapy for celiac sprue, an inherited inflammatory disorder of the small intestine that impacts an estimated 1 in 200 people around th ...


Even the lowest possible dose Acetylsalicylic acid ( 75 mg; Aspirin ) can ward off bowel cancer, if taken regularly.This protective effect is apparent after just one year and in the general population ...


Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that specific types of bacteria that live in the gut are major contributors to lymphoma. Published in the journal Cancer Re ...


Intestinal bacteria may have a greater influence on us than was previously thought. In a study published in the Nature, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Cha ...


Stem cells taken from amniotic fluid were used to restore gut structure and function following intestinal damage in rodents, in new research published in the journal Gut. The findings pave the way for ...


The alpha4beta7 integrin monoclonal antibody Vedolizumab ( Entyvio ) is hypothesised to be gut selective. Effects of Vedolizumab on immune responses to parenterally or enterally administered antigens ...


Vedolizumab ( Entyvio ) is a humanized monoclonal antibody that inhibits adhesion and migration of leukocytes into the gastrointestinal tract by preventing the alpha4beta7 integrin subunit from bindin ...


Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic, relapsing inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal ( GI ) tract. In both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, leukocytic infiltration of th ...


Diverticulitis is a common disease. Recent changes in understanding its natural history have substantially modified treatment paradigms. It has been reviewed the etiology and natural history of div ...


Interim topline data from a randomized, double-blind, multicenter, exploratory phase 1b study evaluating the effects of oral Mongersen ( GED-0301 ) on both endoscopic and clinical outcomes in patients ...