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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Study: Small RNA chains could regulate the genes involved in salmonella's virulence

Study: Small RNA chains could regulate the genes involved in salmonella's virulence

Alnylam announces new positive results from Phase 1/2 study of lumasiran in patients with PH1

Alnylam announces new positive results from Phase 1/2 study of lumasiran in patients with PH1

Research sheds light on genetic characteristics of Indonesia's rotavirus

Research sheds light on genetic characteristics of Indonesia's rotavirus

Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Research may pave way for new C. diff antitoxins and anti-cancer drugs

Research may pave way for new C. diff antitoxins and anti-cancer drugs

Abdominal pain should be seen as a warning sign for invasive meningococcal disease

Abdominal pain should be seen as a warning sign for invasive meningococcal disease

Researchers identify new Listeria species in Costa Rica

Researchers identify new Listeria species in Costa Rica

Low and high HDL cholesterol linked to higher risk of infectious disease

Low and high HDL cholesterol linked to higher risk of infectious disease

New artificial enzyme uses visible light to kill bacteria

New artificial enzyme uses visible light to kill bacteria

Scientists identify single genetic change in Salmonella that plays key role in bloodstream infections

Scientists identify single genetic change in Salmonella that plays key role in bloodstream infections

Childhood vaccination against rotavirus could reduce health inequalities in the UK

Childhood vaccination against rotavirus could reduce health inequalities in the UK

Baby-led weaning approach does not increase choking risk, research finds

Baby-led weaning approach does not increase choking risk, research finds

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