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  • Listen to the toilet — it could detect disease

    Cholera, a bacterial disease that induces diarrhea, affects millions of people and results in about 150,000 deaths each year. Identifying potential communal disease spread for such an outbreak would alert health professionals early and improve the allocation of resources and aid. However, for obviou more

  • Combat the deadly gastrointestinal infection C. diff

    Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and Harvard University have discovered how the Clostridium difficile toxin B (TcdB) recognizes the human Frizzled protein, the receptor it uses to invade intestinal cells and lead to deadly gastrointestinal infections. The findings could pave the more

  • Successfully Treating Genetically Determined Autoimmune Enteritis

    Using targeted immunotherapy, doctors have succeeded in curing a type of autoimmune enteritis caused by a recently discovered genetic mutation. This report comes from researchers at the Department of Biomedicine of the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel. Their results raise new possib more

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Diarrhea In medicine , diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea (see spelling differences ), refers to frequent loose or liquid bowel movement s. Acute diarrhea due to viral gastroenteritis is a common cause of death in developing countries and is a ... more


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