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Essential Science: Gut bacteria affect how the colon moves

A research study, looking at the microbiome of the human gut, shows how gut bacteria influence how the colon moves, and with this how digestion is controlled along with reasons for poor digestive health.

New sensor detects inflammatory bowel disease

Nashville - The world’s first sensor, able to assess inflammatory bowel disease, has been developed. The sensor will help medics to take a more personalized approach to treating the disease.

High dietary fiber’s biochemical benefits revealed

Consuming high quantities of fiber-rich foods, like fruit, vegetables, and legumes (as might be found with a Mediterranean diet) is connected with a increase in health promoting short chain fatty acids.

Plums could be effective at battling cancer

Boston - A new study suggests that a diet rich in dried plums can affect the composition of gut bacteria found in the colon. In turn, this reduces the risk of colon cancer, according to a new study.

Gut bacteria influence colon cancer progression

San Diego - Researchers have demonstrated that gut bacteria can change the environment in a way that promotes the growth and spread of tumors. The results suggest that bacterial proteins may suppress DNA repair proteins within the cells that line the colon.

Colon cancer protein identified

Nashville - A protein called PLAC8 has been implicated in the spread of colon cancer. The protein plays an active role in shifting normal cells lining the colon into a state that encourages metastasis.

Bush to undergo 'routine' colonoscopy

Aka He has been a pain in our ass, not he will get one. Cheney will be in charge.(Not of the colon thing. In charge of the country while Bush is out.) It's happening at Camp David.

Red And Processed Meats Linked To Colon Cancer

March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
 

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