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Assessing causality between osteoarthritis and gastrointestinal disorders
Scientific Reports
The association between osteoarthritis (OA) and gastrointestinal disorders was found in observational studies. However, the causality is still elusive. Read More

The gut-brain axis in autoimmune diseases: Emerging insights and therapeutic implications
The gut-brain axis (GBA) is a two-way communication system that is influenced by signals from the nervous system, hormones, metabolism, the immune system, and microbes. The GBA may play a key role in gastrointestinal and neurological illnesses. Signaling events from the gut can regulate brain function. Read More

Subtle changes could predict inflammatory bowel disease years before symptoms hit
U.S. News & World Report
Inflammatory bowel disease starts to develop years before patients come down with symptoms, a new study suggests. Gut changes can be detected in blood tests up to eight years before a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and up to three years prior to a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, according to findings recently published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine. Read More

Scientists build on artificial intelligence to create next-generation gastric acid treatment
Nagoya University via ScienceDaily
A research group from Japan employed artificial intelligence to develop next-generation stomach acid inhibitors. By producing AI designs and refining them in the laboratory, their findings indicate a novel method of partnering with AI to develop the next iteration of gastric acid treatment. Read More

CRS with HIPEC offers better PFS, MFS for gastric cancer than chemotherapy, CRS alone
GI Oncology Now
Chemotherapy has long been the treatment of choice for patients who experience peritoneal metastasis (PM) from gastric cancer (GC). As the significance of treatments such as cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is still being determined, a phase 3 trial led by Dr. Beate Rau, of the Berlin School of Integrative Oncology, sought to determine the impact of HIPEC on overall survival (OS) in patients after undergoing CRS. Read More

IBD: New probiotics from fungi may help with gut health
Medical News Today
Researchers say they have found that two specific fungi used to produce food products could potentially have a positive probiotic effect on gut inflammation. Read More


40th National Gastroenterology Week
When: November 21-26, 2023
Location: Belek, Antalya, Turkey
Organizer(s): Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
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43rd Panhellenic Gastroenterology Congress
When: November 23-26, 2023
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Organizer(s): Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
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Lebanese Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting 2023
When: December 1-2, 2023
Location: Phoenicia Hotel, Lebanon
Organizer(s): The Lebanese Society of Gastroenterology
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