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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty: A promising new weight loss procedure
In the fight against obesity, bariatric surgery is currently the most effective treatment; however, only 1 to 2 percent of qualified patients receive this surgery due to limited access, patient choice, associated risks and the high costs. View News Article (2016-01-21)


Commensal bacteria regulate immune cells in lungs to produce proteins for host defense
Microbiota--the trillions of bacteria that co-exist in the body--regulate the ability of lung dendritic cells to generate immune responses, according to a study led by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, published online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. View News Article (2016-01-06)


Recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in children has high disease burden, health care costs
The burden of recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in children may be higher than previously thought, with high costs related to repeated hospitalizations, report a pair of studies in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. View News Article (2016-01-05)


Virtual colonoscopy an alternative to FOB test & colonoscopy for colorectal cancer?
Colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in the world, with population screening being recommended for early disease detection, however, the most optimal method to screen for the disease remains unknown. View News Article (2016-01-04)


Pill that targets gut receptor treats fatty liver disease, obesity in mice
A bile acid that can turn off a receptor in the gut has prevented and reversed fatty liver disease in mice, according to an international team of researchers. The compound may help treat certain metabolic disorders, such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well.  View News Article (2015-12-16)


City-wide effort boosts NYC's colorectal cancer screening rates
A coalition formed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) which included a team from Mount Sinai to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in New York City resulted in a 40 percent increase in screening rates over four years.  View News Article (2015-11-23)


Feeding at-risk infants gluten increases risk of developing celiac disease
Intake of gluten up until two years of age increases risk of celiac disease at least two-fold in children with genetic risk factors for this disease, according a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. View News Article (2015-11-13)


Pancreatic cancer: CD44 protein induces metastases
Due to their rapid metastatic spread, pancreatic tumors are among the most aggressive types of cancer. Only three to five percent of patients have a survival rate of five years. View News Article (2015-11-11)


Research finds new link between zonulin and two common inflammatory bowel conditions
The intriguing story of the recently-discovered protein, zonulin, advances a chapter today as Italian scientists announce the results of their latest research linking zonulin with two common inflammatory bowel conditions. View News Article (2015-10-28)


Researcher calls for changes to colorectal cancer screening guidelines
Colorectal cancer will claim the lives of close to 50,000 Americans this year, according to the American Cancer Society.  View News Article (2015-10-05)

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