Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 18, 2013
New smartphone application improves colonoscopy preparation
The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients' preparation for a colonoscopy, according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week®.

New research identifies practice changes to improve value and quality of GI procedures
There are significant cost and risk factors associated with two procedures commonly used to diagnose or treat gastrointestinal problems, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week®.

For combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, 'fear circuitry' in the brain never rests
Chronic trauma can inflict lasting damage to brain regions associated with fear and anxiety.

New colonoscope provides ground-breaking view of colon
A ground-breaking advance in colonoscopy technology signals the future of colorectal care, according to research presented today at Digestive Disease Week®.

New gut microbiome research to explore red meat -- colorectal cancer pathway
The AGA Research Foundation announced a new grant that intends to stimulate research into the relationship between the gut microbiota, one of today's most exciting areas of science, and digestive health and disease.

New research identifies risks, interventions for children's GI health
An increasing number of US children are experiencing gastrointestinal issues that require interventions to resolve, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week®.

Consuming coffee linked to lower risk of detrimental liver disease, Mayo Clinic finds
Regular consumption of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis, an autoimmune liver disease, Mayo Clinic research shows.

Ketamine shows significant therapeutic benefit in people with treatment-resistant depression
Patients with treatment-resistant major depression saw dramatic improvement in their illness after treatment with ketamine, an anesthetic, according to the largest ketamine clinical trial to date led by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Research examines new methods for managing digestive health
Research presented at Digestive Disease Week® explores new methods for managing digestive health through diet and lifestyle.

Coffee consumption associated with reduced risk of autoimmune liver disease
Research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® explores new discoveries in liver disease research, with findings about the impact of coffee on autoimmune disease and palliative care for cirrhotic patients.
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