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How the Fecal Calprotectin Test Is Used in IBD

Physicians use a variety of tests to monitor what's happening inside the digestive tract of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Using an …

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Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the settings menus goes a long way toward protecting their safety and your peace of mind.<p>Apple has conveniently built powerful …

Bacteria links Crohn's disease, arthritis, researchers find

Life Sciences & Veterinary Medicine<p>Health, Nutrition & Medicine<p>New York City<p>krl2003@med.cornell.edu<p>646-962-9516<p>Patients with Crohn’s disease, a type …

Gene that protects against inflammatory bowel disease identified

Researchers have identified a gene that protects the gut from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The mouse study found a mutation in the Gatm gene and …

New Genetic Discovery May Explain Why Some People With Crohn's Disease Suffer More

For some, flare-ups only come every few years. Others never get relief.<p>More than half a million people in the U.S. suffer from Crohn’s disease, according to recent estimates, but their experiences with the chronic illness can diverge dramatically ― and new research changes the thinking on why the …

Lego’s new robotics set lets kids program a cat to play the harmonica

And, you know, build robots, too<p>Lots of people are already familiar with Mindstorms, the Lego robotics platform capable of building clever tools like this automatic card-signing machine. Some might also remember Lego WeDo, the simpler educational tool for teaching kids coding basics. This year at …

Lego Boost is going to turn all your Lego toys into programmable robots

Cat robots, super car robots and more: Lego's new kit debuting at CES combines coding and robot-building, and it uses old bricks.<p>CES is full of robots, but Lego robots... well, that doesn't happen every year.<p>Educational codable robot toys have been a mega-trend in kid tech over the last year, from …

Lego Boost robot teaches younger kids to code and bring their own creations to life

Lego Mindstorms has taught hordes of teens to learn how to program robots. Now Lego Group is launching Lego Boost, a series of toy robots that can teach younger kids how to code.<p>Lego is introducing five different robots in one play set at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. I …

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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

Balance Gut Bacteria. Get Leaner. Get Happier.

What to Eat and What to Avoid for a Healthy Gut<p>You Are 90% Non-Human<p>Your body is comprised of approximately 10 trillion human cells. But you also …

Crohn's Disease: New Study Gives Insights Into Cause Behind Gastrointestinal Condition

Latest research in the field may possibly give hope to the thousands of people suffering from the debilitating Crohn’s disease in the United …

Scientists May Have Made A Major Step Towards The Effective Treatment And Cure Of Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a legendarily difficult disease to not only identify but to treat or cure. The disease affects the intestines and digestive tract, stemming from bacteria in those areas building up and leading to serious side effects. It affects more than half a million people in the United …

Medical Research

Christchurch microbiologist may have cracked Crohn's disease

Christchurch microbiologist John Aitken has mastered a test that could lead to a cure for Crohn's Disease.<p><b>Research by Christchurch microbiologist</b> …

A new drug that could save the US billions of dollars just got approved

The drug, developed by Celltrion and which will be co-marketed by Pfizer, goes by the name "Inflectra." It's a form of infliximab, but will carry the suffix "-dyyb" to differentiate itself. This is the second "biosimilar" to be approved by the FDA.<p>The drug is called a biosimilar because it is <i>like</i> a …

Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its second-ever "biosimilar" drug, Inflectra, for adults with Crohn's …

Meet The Parasites That Might Cure Crohn's Disease, MS, And More

<i>How might parasites turn out to be good for their hosts? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tirumalai Kamala, Immunologist, Ph.D., Mycobacteriology, on Quora:</b><p>A recent surge in studies on …

Heartburn drugs in hospital raise death risk

Right now, in any US hospital, about half of the patients have a prescription for an acid-reducing drug to reduce heartburn or prevent bleeding in …

Could these fatty acids make Crohn’s worse?

Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in Crohn’s disease. But a new study hints that …

5 FUTURE FORECASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - h+ Media

• authors Gray Scott<p>When I tell people that I’m a technology futurist and a philosopher, the first thing they ask is “what’s a technology futurist?”<p>I …