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IBD Guardian

Researchers have identified a molecule that protects colon cells from injury in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, published by Beth

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Unsafe at Any Speed?

Driving privileges of people with hepatic encephalopathy (HE) should be restricted until they demonstrate that they are safe on the road, according to Stanley Martin

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Safe Bread for Celiacs

Baked goods made from fully hydrolyzed wheat flour, manufactured with sourdough lactobacilli and fungal proteases, are safe for patients with celiac disease, according to the January

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Colorectal Cancer in Cowden Syndrome

Patients with Cowden syndrome (CS) are at high risk for early-onset colorectal cancer, according to the December issue of Gastroenterology. CS is caused by mutations

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Relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) had significant improvements in bowel habits and reductions in abdominal pain after taking a new drug called linaclotide, reports

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About The Author

Dr. Kristine Novak

Dr. Kristine Novak

Dr. Kristine Novak is a science writer and editor based in San Francisco. She has extensive experience covering gastroenterology, hepatology, immunology, oncology, clinical, and biotechnology research discoveries.

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