Digestive Diseases Research and News - February 2013

Digestive Diseases Research and News

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February 2013

NIH Launches New LiverTox Database
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released LiverTox, a searchable, evidence-based database of prescription and over-the-counter medications with information about drug-induced liver injury.

Researchers Find New Genes Related to IBD
NIH-funded researchers from the United States, Canada, and Europe identified 71 new human genes associated with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

NIH Scientists Move Closer to Predicting Hepatitis C Severity
An international team of NIH-funded researchers found that people infected with hepatitis C who developed rapid progression of their disease had specific genetic and blood serum changes during the early phase of infection.

Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Issues New Surveillance Guidelines
People at average risk of colorectal cancer who have a clean colonoscopy do not need to repeat the test for 10 years. This and several other surveillance guidelines were released by the U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer in 2012.

New and Updated Publications

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