IBD And The Switchboard

IBD And The Switchboard

Calling all IBD sufferers; you know, those with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. That miserable feeling could be due to missed connection by a protein called MyD88. Researchers at the University of Utah are looking into how mice with IBD get sicker when they are without active signals from MyD88. Classic symptoms of inflammation and […]

Mucus Barrier May be Key to a Healthier Colon

Mucus Barrier May be Key to a Healthier Colon

 The mucus layer inside your colon is a strong defense against gut bacteria that can do your colon harm. Inflammation, ulcerative colitis, and overall health of the colon depends largely on that mucus barrier but now scientists have determined the gut microbiota also play a key roll.  Two groups of pathogen free mice were studied […]