• ASGE Awards 8 Endo Units for Excellence
    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.―The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized eight endoscopy units as part of its program to promote quality in endoscopy in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. ...More
    December 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Covidien to Acquire Given Imaging
    DUBLIN, Ire., YOQNEAM, Israel―Covidien, and Given Imaging, this week announced that Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Given Imaging for $30 per share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million. ...More
    December 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Gut Microbes May Be a Risk Factor for Colorectal Cancer
    NEW YORK, N.Y.—In one of the largest epidemiological studies of human gut bacteria and colorectal cancer ever conducted, a team of researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center has found a clear association between gut bacteria and colorectal cancer. ...More
    December 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • Stomach 'Clock' Tells Us How Much to Eat
    ADELAIDE, Aus.—University of Adelaide researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day. ...More
    December 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • Colon-Cancer Researchers Discover Therapeutic Path
    TORONTO, Canada—Scientists and surgeons at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered a promising new approach to treating colorectal cancer by disarming the gene that drives self-renewal in stem cells that are the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and ...More
    December 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Nursing Grants
    PRINCETON, N.J.―The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) this week announced that 10 additional states will be part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. The program is helping states prepare the nursing profession to address our nation’s most pressing ...More
    December 5, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Is Diverticulosis Less Risky than Previously Thought?
    LOS ANGELES—People who have diverticulosis, or pouches in the lining of the colon, often worry that they will eventually develop a painful and sometimes serious condition called diverticulitis, as previous research has shown that one in four, or up to 25 percent, of those ...More
    December 4, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New Study on Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
    NAMUR, Belgium―VolitionRx Limited, a life-sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, this week released new data showing that when combining two of its proprietary NuQ assays into one test, they can achieve 85 percent ...More
    December 3, 2013 Posted in News
  • New Study: Fecal Transplants Help C. diff Patients
    BALTIMORE—Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and physicians at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., have found that restoring the normal, helpful bacteria of the gut and intestines may treat patients suffering from ...More
    December 3, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Burnout Equal for Inpatient and Outpatient Docs
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The perception that doctors who are based in hospitals burn out quicker than doctors in outpatient settings is wrong—doctor burnout happens equally, according to a new Mayo Clinic study, published in the November issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. ...More
    December 2, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues