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Preventing Colon Polyps: Another Reason to Lose Those Holiday Pounds!

Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing! In the January issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, researchers from Seoul, Korea, studied nearly 3000 patients undergoing routine physicals over a 6-year period. The authors refer to a fatty liver index. fatty liver index > or equal to 30 was associated with an increased risk of having colon polyps (odds ratio 1.26; 95% confidence interval 1.06-1.49). Thirty-six percent of patients with a fatty liver index > or equality to 30 has colon polyps as compared to 27% of patients with a fatty liver index < 30. This high fatty liver index group also had more polyps, and they were more frequently in the upper colon. One more reason to work on losing those extra pounds!

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Pancreatic Cancer, Epigenetics, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, PDAC

Researchers Identify Epigenetic Orchestrator of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

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Genentech researchers have identified an enzyme that shifts pancreatic cancer cells to a more aggressive, drug-resistant state by epigenetically modifying the cells’ chromatin. The study, which will be published December 11 in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that targeting this enzyme could make pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to existing therapies that currently have only limited effect against this deadly form of cancer.

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irritable bowel disease

Study Highlights the Need for Research Into Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialised and westernised, a new study has found.

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Mitochondia

Study First to Sequence DNA From a Single Mitochondria

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DNA sequences between mitochondria within a single cell are vastly different, found researchers. This knowledge will help to better illuminate the underlying mechanisms of many disorders that start with accumulated mutations in individual mitochondria and provide clues about how patients might respond to specific therapies.

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Disease, Gut Bacteria, microbiomes

Needle in a Haystack

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Overcoming a major hurdle in microbiome research, scientists have developed a method to elucidate cause-effect relationships between gut bacteria and disease. The approach could help identify disease-modulating microbes and open doors to precision-targeted therapies derived from microbial molecules.

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Colorectal Cancer

A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapies

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) are proud to announce “A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapies”

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Lemur, gut microbiomes, gut microbiome, gut health, gut flora, Anthropology, Biology, Integrative and Comparative Biology, Epidemeology, University Of Texas At Austin, Health & Wellness, Sociology

Gut Microbiome Influenced Heavily by Social Circles in Lemurs, UT Study Says

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Social group membership is the most important factor in structuring gut microbiome composition, even when considering shared diet, environment and kinship, according to research on lemurs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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微生物群落成为个体化医疗的关键组成部分

正在成为个体化医疗的重要组成部分。 微生物群落有助于改良诊断,及早发现和治疗疾病,并降低疾病风险。 Mayo Clinic的研究人员在最新一期的医学杂志Mayo Clinic Proceedings上发表了一篇综述来介绍其重要性。

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Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., Reviews Microbiome at Frontier of Personalized Medicine

ROCHESTER, Minn. – In the latest issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic researchers reviewed the importance of the microbiome as a key component of personalized medicine to improve diagnosis, reduce disease risk and optimize early detection and treatment. The microbiome is the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in a particular environment.

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MS Research, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), ACTRIMS

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, M.D., to Present Findings in Keynote Address at ACTRIMS Forum 2018

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New findings uncover the mechanisms by which gut bacteria can trigger inflammation in the brain and contribute to multiple sclerosis







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