Fecal Transplantation Improves Outcomes in Patients with Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

A pilot study of chronically ill patients suggests changes to gut can impact blood infections Bethesda, MD (April 30, 2020) — Transferring fecal matter from the digestive systems of healthy donors to extremely ill patients who had previously been infected with drug-resistant bacteria resulted in shorter hospital stays, fewer bloodstream infections and infections that were […]

Study Finds Highly Elevated Levels of Fatty Liver Disease for 9/11 First Responders

Toxins released at 2001 World Trade Center disaster linked to doubling incidence Bethesda, MD (April 30, 2019) — Toxin exposure appears to have contributed to dramatically higher rates of fatty liver disease among first responders to the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, according to research that was selected for presentation […]

Changes to Gut Microbiome May Slow Cancer Growth in Smokers

Research on mice highlights complex relationship between gut organisms, immune system and cancer Bethesda, MD (April 30, 2020) — Changes to the gut microbiome interacted with the immune system to slow the growth of cancer in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020. […]