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Researchers use salmonella to administer vaccines

16 Jul 2008 – General Gastroenterology News
Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have made a major step forward in their work to develop a biologically engineered organism that can effectively deliver an antigen … – more

Finding that could shed light on “golden staph”, candida and allergies

11 Jul 2008 – Hot Gastroenterology Topics
Recent scientific findings explain why patients with a rare immunodeficiency disorder are unusually susceptible to certain common infections. By revealing the exact molecular mechanisms involved, … – more

Integrins as receptors give insight into rotavirus and diarrhoea

9 Jul 2008 – General Gastroenterology News
Eleven years ago, Dr. Mary Estes of Baylor College of Medicine and her colleagues discovered the first viral enterotoxin, rotavirus NSP4, a toxic protein that affects the intestines, causing … – more

Being an MRSA carrier increases risk of infection and death

7 Jul 2008 – General Gastroenterology News
Patients harbouring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for long periods of time continue to be at increased risk of MRSA infection and death, according to a new study in the July 15 … – more

Public health experts offer flood-cleanup information

6 Jul 2008 – General Gastroenterology News
As Iowans recover from the 2008 flood, a collaborative effort between the University Hygienic Laboratory (UHL) and the University of Iowa College of Public Health (CPH) is helping inform Iowans of … – more

International team identifies 21 new genetic risk factors for crohn’s disease

4 Jul 2008 – Hot Gastroenterology Topics
An international consortium of Crohn’s disease researchers has combined data from three independent studies to identify 21 new genetic variants associated with the inflammatory bowel disorder, … – more

Chlorine not a cure-all for pool germs

2 Jul 2008 – General Gastroenterology News
When summer hits, the pool is everyone’s favourite place to spend their lazy days. – more

Fewer kids suffering from rotavirus this season

1 Jul 2008 – Hot Gastroenterology Topics
Rotavirus activity in the ongoing 2007-2008 season appears to have started later than usual and has been less severe than during any of the previous seasons for which data are available, according to … – more

Respiratory illness, dog bites among top concerns for travelers to China

30 Jun 2008 – General Gastroenterology News
Beijing–bound Olympic travellers should worry less about exotic diseases, and instead focus on preventing more mundane health problems like respiratory illness and dog bites. A new study by … – more

Cognitive behavioral therapy relieves IBS symptoms

27 Jun 2008 – Effective Gastroenterology Treatments

Persons with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can relieve their symptoms as effectively by following a self-administered, at-home cognitive behavioral program as they can by undergoing a 10-week … – more

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