Deep learning algorithm helps to predict response to treatment to acute ulcerative colitis

Recent advances in machine learning technology may help doctors to decide on better treatments related to Acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC). Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease condition that is characterized by relapsing inflammation in the colon. About 15%-25% of UC patients have at least 1 episode of ASUC, which can be life-threatening and may … Read more

More evidence showing maltodextrin, a food additive, may cause inflammation in gut

A new study published in February added another piece of evidence suggesting that maltodextrin, a thickener/filler found in prepackaged food, may have harmful effects on the gut of people prone to Inflammatory bowel diseases. Maltodextrin is a FDA-approved food additive, commonly used as a thickener or filler in prepackaged food. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is … Read more

How close does a gut-on-a-chip resemble our gut?

Maybe, the first question we should ask is, what is a gut comprised of? Gut is a surprisingly complex organ. Within it, is a space where enzyme is produced and secreted, food is digested, nutrients are absorbed and the remaining content is being pushed out. Furthermore, various types of cells work together to perform these … Read more