Gastroenteritis News and Research

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Gastroenteritis (also known as gastro, gastric flu, and stomach flu) refers to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine and resulting in acute diarrhea. The inflammation is caused most often by infection with certain viruses, less often by bacteria or their toxins, parasites, or adverse reaction to something in the diet or medication.

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Research shows how food poisoning bacteria can multiply and spread inside micro-organisms

Research shows how food poisoning bacteria can multiply and spread inside micro-organisms

Research suggests asymptomatic infection as source of norovirus outbreaks in Indonesia

Research suggests asymptomatic infection as source of norovirus outbreaks in Indonesia

Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system

Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system

Studies reveal link between autism and severe maternal infection during pregnancy

Studies reveal link between autism and severe maternal infection during pregnancy

New online calculator estimates impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health

New online calculator estimates impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health

Study shows sustained impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine program

Study shows sustained impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine program

Ultra-sensitive C. difficile toxin assay may be critical tool for improving diagnosis of infectious disease

Ultra-sensitive C. difficile toxin assay may be critical tool for improving diagnosis of infectious disease

Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

Pathogen linked to seafood poisoning disarms key host defense system by paralyzing cell's skeleton

Pathogen linked to seafood poisoning disarms key host defense system by paralyzing cell's skeleton

Rotavirus vaccination in babies, young children linked to slightly increased risk for intussusception

Rotavirus vaccination in babies, young children linked to slightly increased risk for intussusception

Are your bowel symptoms serious?

Are your bowel symptoms serious?

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

Innovative strategy uses genetically modified viruses to selectively attack tumor cells

Innovative strategy uses genetically modified viruses to selectively attack tumor cells

IDIBELL scientists develop oncolytic virus capable of redirecting immune system to attack cancer cells

IDIBELL scientists develop oncolytic virus capable of redirecting immune system to attack cancer cells

Researchers identify new mechanism that protects from bacterial infections

Researchers identify new mechanism that protects from bacterial infections

New research finds link between heartburn drugs and increase in risk of infectious gastroenteritis

New research finds link between heartburn drugs and increase in risk of infectious gastroenteritis

Pasteurised intestinal bacterium could stop progression of obesity and diabetes in mice

Pasteurised intestinal bacterium could stop progression of obesity and diabetes in mice

Würzburg researchers develop novel technique to provide new insight into Salmonella infection process

Würzburg researchers develop novel technique to provide new insight into Salmonella infection process

Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

GUMC to honor health professional Roger I. Glass with 2016 Cura Personalis Award

GUMC to honor health professional Roger I. Glass with 2016 Cura Personalis Award