gastroenterology

Gut Bacteria That Brew Booze May Cause Liver Damage

A research group in China has found that alcohol-producing gut bacteria could cause liver damage even in people who don’t drink.

A Self-Inflating Weight Loss Pill You Can Swallow

Singapore scientists have invented an ingestible self-inflating capsule to help tackle obesity.

Engineering T-Cells To Home In On Liver Cancer

Researchers in Singapore have selected, designed and engineered patient-specific T cells that target hepatitis B-infected liver cancer cells.

Takeda Completes Acquisition Of Shire

The acquisition of Shire allows Takeda to expand its R&D efforts in four therapeutic areas: oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience and rare diseases.

DNA Test Predicts Adverse Reactions In East Asians

Scientists in Japan have developed a DNA screen that could help East Asian patients avoid severe reactions to medications used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, leukemia and rheumatic disease.

A Path To Taming Inflammatory Macrophages

Scientists have identified a protein signaling pathway that is key to the generation of macrophages responsible for causing inflammatory bowel disease.

Long-Term Antacid Use Linked To Increased Stomach Cancer Risk

Scientists have found that the risk of stomach cancer is higher in patients previously treated for H. pylori infection if they took proton pump inhibitors over extended periods of time.

Hepatitis B Treatment Prevents Liver Cancer

Scientists in Hong Kong have confirmed that hepatitis B treatment can reduce the rates of liver cancer and urge infected individuals to seek continued treatment.

Mouth Bacteria Linked To Esophageal Cancer Prognosis

A type of bacteria usually found in the human mouth has been linked poorer outcomes in esophageal cancer patients.