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Common parasite uncovers key cause of Crohn's

( -- Immune systems have their sinister side, especially when they have not learned how hard to fight. Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases inflict more than a million Americans with debilitating ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Medical research
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Blueberries counteract intestinal diseases

It is already known that blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. New research from the Lund University Faculty of Engineering in Sweden shows that blueberry fibre are important and can alleviate and protect against ...

dateFeb 09, 2010 in Health
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Gut bacteria can cause obesity

Diet, exercise and genes are not the only factors which determine if someone can become obese. The composition of the intestinal bacteria may also account for a person's obesity. This is the contention of Wageningen microbiologists ...

Fighting cancer with light

Gloria Correa has tried all the standard weapons in her war against cancer: chemotherapy, radiation, and finally surgery.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Cancer
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A single-cell breakthrough

The human gut is a remarkable thing. Every week the intestines regenerate a new lining, sloughing off the equivalent surface area of a studio apartment and refurbishing it with new cells. For decades, researchers have known ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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