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New pig virus found to be a potential threat to humans
A recently identified pig virus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about the potential for outbreaks that threaten human and animal health. (2018-05-14)
All pooped out -- this is how norovirus does it
Researchers have long sought to identify the cells in the gut that are susceptible to infection by norovirus, the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide -- and now one team has pinpointed the type of cell that falls victim. (2018-04-12)
New coronavirus emerges from bats in China, devastates young swine
A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species. (2018-04-04)
Unraveling the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease
A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers. (2018-04-02)
Despite reductions in infectious disease mortality in US, diarrheal disease deaths on the rise
Deaths from infectious diseases have declined overall in the United States over the past three decades. (2018-03-27)
Tiny gels sop up intestinal toxins
Bacterial infections that target the intestine can cause conditions that range from uncomfortable to deadly. (2018-03-20)
Fast-acting antidote in sight for cholera epidemics
Groundbreaking discoveries regarding the onset of cholera are paving the way for a future, fast-acting antidote for cholera epidemics, according to research published in the journals PLOS Pathogens and ACS Infectious Disease. (2018-03-19)
Saliva plays a role in the body's defense against traveler's diarrhea
Researchers have identified a protein in saliva (histatin-5) that protects the body from traveler's diarrhea. (2018-03-08)
Copper hydroxychloride in diets fed to weanling pigs improves performance and health
Results of recent research at the University of Illinois indicate that including copper hydroxychloride in diets fed to weanling pigs improves growth performance and reduces diarrhea. (2018-01-29)
Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth
Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-01-15)
'Poop pill' capsule research paves the way for simpler C. difficile treatment
An Alberta-led clinical trial has shown Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is effective in treating clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections whether delivered by colonoscopy or by swallowing capsules. (2017-11-30)
Comparison of fecal transplant using capsule vs. colonoscopy to prevent Clostridium difficile infection
Fecal transplant administered by swallowing a capsule was no worse than transplant using colonoscopy to reduce the risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile. (2017-11-28)
Capsule research paves way for simpler C. difficile treatment
An Alberta-led clinical trial has shown Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is as effective in treating clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections whether delivered by colonoscopy or by swallowing capsules. (2017-11-28)
After repeated C. diff infections, people change their behaviors
After suffering repeated bouts of debilitating Clostridium difficile infections, many patients significantly change their behaviors, but some precautions may do little to prevent future infections, according to a first-of-its-kind study. (2017-11-07)
IDSA Infectious Diarrhea guidelines recommend when to test, when to treat
New tests provide more detailed information about organisms associated with infectious diarrhea, but may require infectious disease expertise to interpret them. (2017-10-19)
Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection, study shows
Dental procedures are an overlooked source of antibiotic prescribing, which is a concern as these medications increase the risk of developing C. difficile, according to an IDWeek study. (2017-10-06)
Study ranks safety, effectiveness of cognitive enhancers for Alzheimer's
A new study ranking the safety and effectiveness of four drugs taken to enhance concentration, memory, alertness and moods, found that donepezil was most likely to effectively improve cognition in patients with Alzheimer's disease. (2017-09-29)
Research identifies causes and possible treatments for deadly diseases affecting children
Research conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), has identified four pathogens are responsible for the vast majority of diarrheal illnesses - leading the way for potential new treatments. (2017-09-11)
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time
Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea especially in newborn piglets and spreads quickly across farms. (2017-08-18)
Paper: Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calves
Clinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findings, suggests a new study co-written by University of Illinois veterinary medicine dean Peter Constable; Florian M. (2017-08-18)
Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids
Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013 in the US, thus saving an estimated $1.2 billion in direct medical costs. (2017-08-10)
Relieving antibiotic resistance: Researchers take steps toward new treatment for E. coli
By understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health. (2017-08-08)
Sand in public playgrounds may play a role in transmitting infections
Investigators have revealed that the Gram-positive, anaerobic bacterium Clostridium difficile is widely distributed in soil samples from children's and dogs' sandboxes located within the metropolitan area of Madrid. (2017-07-07)
Study: Most families in low-income countries don't have soap at home
Study -- the first to systematically measure handwashing in so many countries -- highlights the need to improve access to soap, along with handwashing behavior in general, in many impoverished countries. (2017-06-26)
Exhausted immune cells linked to irritable bowel syndrome
Researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients. (2017-06-20)
Why we get diarrhea
In a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, investigators explore the immune mechanism that drives diarrhea, concluding that it plays a critical role in pathogen clearance in the early stages of infection (2017-06-14)
Sanitation access linked to children's growth and health
An estimated 1 billion people in the world live without access to any type of sanitation facility, such as a toilet or latrine. (2017-06-08)
Research suggests possible new treatment for EGFR-positive lung cancer
Findings from a phase III clinical trial point to a potential new treatment for patients newly diagnosed with advanced, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (2017-06-05)
Zinc's negative effects on mineral digestibility can be mitigated, study shows
Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown that a common strategy for reducing postweaning digestive problems in pigs may have negative effects on calcium and phosphorus digestibility, and are suggesting management practices to counteract the effects. (2017-06-01)
First study shows tie between probiotic and improved symptoms of depression
This is the first study showing improved depression scores with a probiotic. (2017-05-23)
Rotavirus vaccination in infants and young children
Rotaviruses (RV) are the commonest cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. (2017-05-22)
Infant mice lack microbes that help fight intestinal infection
A new study in mice suggests that newborns are more susceptible to intestinal infection because they harbor undeveloped gut microbiomes, and also hints at a way to boost colonization of healthy microbes that protect from pathogens. (2017-04-20)
Ben-Gurion U. researchers develop membranes that remove viruses from drinking water
The 'zwitterionic polymer hydrogel' repels the viruses from approaching and passing through the membrane. (2017-04-19)
One monoclonal antibody protects against 2 lethal viruses
A new study reports that one human monoclonal antibody therapy protected nonhuman primates from the lethal hemorrhagic fevers caused by both Marburg and Ravn viruses. (2017-04-05)
Inflammation awakens sleepers
The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. (2017-03-29)
Gastric medications increase risk for recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection. (2017-03-27)
New low-cost rotavirus vaccine could reduce disease burden in developing countries
A new vaccine for rotavirus was found to be 66.7 percent effective in preventing severe gastroenteritis caused by the virus, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. (2017-03-22)
Trichomonosis: A conundrum in cats
Over the past two decades, the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus has come to be recognized as a cause of chronic colitis in cats in many countries worldwide. (2017-03-20)
Common yeast may worsen IBD symptoms in Crohn's disease
During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health. (2017-03-08)
Intestinal bacteria alter gut and brain function: McMaster study
The goal of the study was to explore whether fecal microbiota from human IBS patients with diarrhea has the ability to influence gut and brain function in recipient mice. (2017-03-01)
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