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Gastroenterology Archives

Study suggests cancer’s ‘clock’ can be rewound

Mar. 17, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have “turned back the clock” in a mouse model of metaplasia — precancerous stomach lesions — raising hopes that gastric cancer, a worldwide scourge that’s rising in the United States, can be prevented.

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Study sheds light on human gut’s ‘pacemaker’ cells

Jul. 30, 2015—The gut has its own built-in pacemakers, populations of specialized cells that control smooth muscle contraction in the stomach, small intestine and colon.

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Improving patients’ quality of life drives Lind’s clinical care

Jul. 9, 2015—As a gastroenterologist, Christopher Lind, M.D., says he is often the “butt” of jokes, but few people truly appreciate the role the gut plays in their happiness.

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Peek named editor-in-chief of leading gastroenterology journal

May. 7, 2015—Richard Peek, M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center, has been appointed to a five-year term as editor-in-chief of the medical journal Gastroenterology beginning July 2016.

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Therapeutic target for gastric cancer

Dec. 12, 2013—A protein kinase linked to inflammation and tumor development may be a good target for gastric cancer therapies.

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Early stomach troubles augur anxiety

May. 2, 2012—Children with stomach troubles grow up to be anxious adolescents and young adults, according to a recent study.

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Colon cancer’s cellular crossroads

Mar. 16, 2012—New information about signaling pathways involved in colorectal cancer could aid in assessing prognosis and identifying new therapeutic targets for the disease.

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Colorectal cancer risk related to gene’s expression

Jan. 27, 2012—Individuals who are outside the normal range of expression for the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene have an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the January issue of Gastroenterology.

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Pathway to colon cancer progression

Dec. 1, 2011—Molecular players involved in colon cancer progression could provide new biomarkers to indicate invasiveness and prognosis.

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