Cytokine plays critical role in driving immune cells to promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease
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  April 19, 2017  
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 Cytokine plays critical role in driving immune cells to promote or suppress inflammatory bowel diseaseCytokine plays critical role in driving immune cells to promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease
 
A certain cytokine, or small protein that helps cells communicate during immune responses, can control whether immune cells promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that could lead to new treatments, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
 
 
 Researchers reveal immune machinery that goes awry to trigger neutrophilic dermatosisResearchers reveal immune machinery that goes awry to trigger neutrophilic dermatosis
 
A research team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists has revealed a previously unknown immune machinery that goes awry to trigger the inflammatory disease neutrophilic dermatosis.
 
   Study paves way to develop noninvasive diagnostic test for colorectal cancerStudy paves way to develop noninvasive diagnostic test for colorectal cancer
 
The type of bacteria in your gut may help diagnose colorectal cancer. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer.
 
 Identifying serious bowel conditions in under-50s
 
Identifying serious bowel conditions in under-50sThe fundamental problem is that the symptoms are very similar, or at least some are. Taking your example of IBS – this is characterised by abdominal pain, plus sometimes diarrhoea or constipation. Yet these are key symptoms of abdominal cancer!
 
 
 Probiotics and IBS
 
Probiotics and IBSIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal condition that is prevalent in anywhere between 8 and 22 percent of the population. Associated symptoms include abdominal pain, flatulence, changes in bowel habits and bloating, in the absence of organic intestinal disease.