At the inception of human evolution, a symbiotic bacterial parasite was acquired and incorporated as part of the body, a million years on this parasite is now known as our … Continue Reading Orally-ingestible pill tests the microbiome at any stage of the gastrointestinal tract.
The human gut contains trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiota, which play a crucial role in digesting food and regulating the immune system. Multiple studies show certain bacteria and … Continue Reading Early-life exposure to microbiota restricts colon cancer later in life.
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is known as the second brain, or the brain in the gut, due to the fact it can operate independently of the central nervous system … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown neuronal activity in the gut.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder exhibiting far-reaching clinical manifestations, with recent research focusing on gut-brain interactions involving the gut microbiota. However, researchers understand little about the link between … Continue Reading Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.
It is known that the formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. The large-scale appearance of … Continue Reading Previously unknown gene mutation in hereditary colon cancer identified.
The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early deaths. Despite the well documented disease burden, the economic burden of physical inactivity remains unquantified … Continue Reading Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.
Colorectal cancer is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum, due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts … Continue Reading Genetic cause of 15% of all colorectal cancer diagnoses identified.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that contains the genetic information to develop and maintain life. DNA consists of four bases, namely adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine. These four bases … Continue Reading Misregulation of DNA building blocks mapped in colon cancer development.
It is known that the cells inside a malignant cancer tumour differ a lot. While some cancer cells do not cause trouble, others become aggressive and start to spread, or … Continue Reading Protein which characterises and regulates the spread of aggressive cancer cells identified.
It is known that chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk of colon cancer by as much as 500%. Therefore, the genetic basis and mechanism of cancer proliferation in … Continue Reading Researchers show how gut inflammation initiates colon cancer.
A leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, colon cancer is famously resistant to treatment. One reason for this is a group of persisting cancer cells in the colon that cause … Continue Reading Researchers use vitamin A to prevent relapsing colon cancer.
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work to understand the disease’s complex molecular underpinnings. Now, a study from researchers … Continue Reading Newly identified gene pair in colon cancer challenges whole paradigm on causation.
It has been shown that patterns of poor nutritional intake may exacerbate the elevated morbidity experienced by cancer survivors. While most cancer patients in the United States are motivated to … Continue Reading Large-scale study investigates the diet quality of cancer survivors.
Colorectal cancer is now understood to be definitely linked to microbial problems in the gut. Research has shown that the disease is linked with less numbers and diversity in the … Continue Reading Researchers use gut bacteria to map genetic mutations in colorectal cancer tumours.
Methylation is a process where a methyl group is added into critical points along human DNA. In cancer, many regions of the DNA are not methylated, leading to untimely gene … Continue Reading Researchers identify an epigenetic mechanism for colon cancer proliferation.
A main barrier to immune therapy success has been the tumour’s ability to keep the immune system from functioning against the cancer. The immune cells are there, however, like an … Continue Reading Researchers use ‘demethylating’ precision medicine to fight cancer.