Antibiotic use during peripartum period linked to greater risk of inflammatory condition in offspring
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  July 19, 2017  
  Gastroenterology‎  
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 Antibiotic use during peripartum period linked to greater risk of inflammatory condition in offspringAntibiotic use during peripartum period linked to greater risk of inflammatory condition in offspring
 
A study by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows that when mice that are genetically susceptible to developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were given antibiotics during late pregnancy and the early nursing period, their offspring were more likely to develop an inflammatory condition of the colon that resembles human IBD.
 
 
 Gelesis reports completion of treatment for last patient in pivotal GLOW studyGelesis reports completion of treatment for last patient in pivotal GLOW study
 
Gelesis, Inc., a biotechnology company developing a novel category of therapies to safely induce weight loss, improve glycemic control, and treat other chronic diseases related to the gastrointestinal (GI) pathway, is pleased to report today that the last patient has completed treatment in the pivotal GLOW (Gelesis Loss Of Weight) Study.
 
   Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infectionsScientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections
 
It lurks in hospitals and nursing homes, surviving the cleaning crew's attempt to kill it by holing up in a tiny hard shell. It preys upon patients already weak from disease or advanced age.
 
   Large-scale genetic study of E. coli illustrates complexity of drug resistant 'superbugs'Large-scale genetic study of E. coli illustrates complexity of drug resistant 'superbugs'
 
The first large-scale genetic study of Escherichia coli (E. coli) cultured from patients with bloodstream infections in England showed that drug resistant 'superbugs' are not always out-competing other strains.
 
   Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can intensify inflammatory reaction in patients with colitisTitanium dioxide nanoparticles can intensify inflammatory reaction in patients with colitis
 
Titanium dioxide, one of the most-produced nanoparticles worldwide, is being used increasingly in foodstuffs.
 
 A Comprehensive Guide to Organoid Culture
 
A Comprehensive Guide to Organoid CultureAn organoid culture is an organ-like structure that is produced by three-dimensional (3D) cell culture and differentiation of organ progenitors or stem cells.