Using ‘organs-on-a-chip’ to model complicated diseases

CAMBRIDGE, MA — MIT biological engineers have created a multitissue model that lets them study the relationships between different organs and the immune system, on a specialized microfluidic platform seeded with human cells. Using this type of model, sometimes called “organs-on-a-chip” or “physiome-on-a-chip,” the research team was able to explore the role of circulating immune…

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Digestive symptoms are prominent among COVID-19 patients reveals study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology

The American Journal of Gastroenterology published today a new study that reveals digestive symptoms, including diarrhea, are common in COVID-19 patients. The study comes from the Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group for COVID-19 in China. Nearly half of COVID-19 patients enrolled in the study conducted in the Hubei province of China presented digestive symptoms, such…

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New COVID-19 info for gastroenterologists and patients

Bethesda, Maryland (March 18, 2020) — A paper published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology by clinicians at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai outlines key information gastroenterologists and patients with chronic digestive conditions need to know about COVID-19, or coronavirus. Coronavirus is of particular concern for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who…

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Role of childhood adversity in executive function and mood after early removal of ovaries

CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 18, 2020)–Nearly one-third of women who choose to have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause are susceptible to negative mood and executive dysfunction. A new study shows that a woman’s risk for such disorders may be linked with the degree of childhood adversity she experienced. Study results are published…

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