Sometimes, science means staying awake for two days straight. But losing sleep is a small sacrifice to make, if you want to learn more about tiny bacteria that sicken half a million Americans each year, kill more than 14,000 of them, and rack up $4.8 billion in health care costs.
We're all aware of the health benefits of dietary fiber. But what is dietary fiber and how do we metabolize it? Research by U-M scientists and their colleagues has begun to uncover how our gut bacteria metabolize the complex dietary carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables.
Ann Arbor, Mich. – People given the gift of life – blood, organs, tissue or bone marrow – are grateful every day for the hero who gave them a second chance at life. In an inspirational new video, U-M patients share how their hero impacted them and their families with a life-saving donation.
Spontaneous survivors of acetaminophen overdose have significantly lower overall health compared to survivors or transplant recipients following acute liver failure caused by non-drug induced liver injury
A drug studied by gastroenterologists at the University of Michigan Health System may offer relief for symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. In clinical trials patients showed improvement in abdominal pain and discomfort, cramping and bloating.
A new combination of investigational drugs successfully suppressed hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in a high percent of patients who had not responded to previous treatment in a study led by a University of Michigan hepatologist.
Reporters, producers and editors, here is our holiday gift to you: Story ideas that relate to the holidays, and some evergreen ideas that can help you fill the newspaper or broadcast during the slow news month ahead.
Liver transplantation candidates want to be involved in decisions regarding quality of the donor organ, and many are reluctant to accept organs with a higher risk of failure, according to research by U-M physicians and experts.
A rebound of the Hepatitis B virus is common in patients receiving nucleoside analogs for chronic hepatitis but nearly 40% of the rebounds or virological breakthroughs (VBTs) were not related to antiviral drug resistance.
Millions of people in the United States suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, but new research indicates a drug therapy could offer long-lasting relief. William Chey, M.D., professor in the Department of Internal Medicine was among the researchers who studied the drug rifaximin's effects on IBS patients. The research will be published in the New England Journal of Medicine Jan. 6.