Gastroenterology Career and Resource Center

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Understanding the gut-brain connection for optimal treatment

Source: Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Depression and gastrointestinal distress often go hand in hand. Because low levels of serotonin in the brain have been linked to depression, and serotonin is also used by neurons in the gut, a team of researchers from Columbia and Duke universities set out to study the relationship between serotonin shortage and constipation in mice and found that serotonin shortage in the gut indeed reduced the number of neurons in the gut. Further study has led to an experimental treatment that not only increases the number of GI neurons but could also simultaneously treat brain and gut conditions.

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A new tactical approach on inflammatory bowel disease

Source: Washington University School of Medicine

While standard treatment options for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are typically anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressant in nature, a significant population of patients fail to respond to such methods. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine are exploring alternative therapies targeting a gene linked to blood clotting activity. The findings may lead to more effective treatment options for IBD.

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