Into the Wormhole
A man with ulcerative colitis swallowed worm eggs. Researchers took the opportunity to investigate how worms can promote healing in the intestine.
Yummy Yogurt Silences the Rumbly in Your Tummy
Scientists have discovered that a genetically altered version of a probiotic found in yogurt and cheese can be used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBS) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
A Snort of Prevention
Researchers have identified a potential vaccine capable of reducing the colonization of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a known cause of gastritis, ulcer disease and cancer.
The Best Defens(in) is a Good Offense
A naturally occurring antibiotic called defensin may be lacking in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.
Bacteria in the gut may play a far more significant role in weight loss and gastrointestinal problems than previously thought, according to new research.