Intestinal Inflammation and faecal calprotectin

Intestinal Inflammation and faecal calprotectin

Calprotectin has been found in several human biological materials: in serum, saliva, cerebrospinal fluid and urine. Although the dosage of calprotectin in feces is most advantageous in the evaluation of the degree of inflammation of the intestinbe. In fact, it is extremely stable in the stool, which remains unchanged for more than 7 days. The increase of the concentration of calprotectin in the feces is a direct consequence of the granulation...

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Mothers influence the food choices of children for life

Mothers influence the food choices of children for life

A study published in “Nature Communications”,  by researchers from the University of Kansas, led by Amanda Bruce, has shown that children take into account their own preference as well as the hypothetical preference of their mothers. Bruce and colleagues administered behavioral tests to 25 children aged from 8 to 14 years as well as administering, at the same time, functional magnetic resonance imaging scans, a technique that allows us to...

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Human Microbiome Project

Human Microbiome Project

The topic of the microbiome is so important that in the US the NHS is carrying out a project with a total budget of 115 million dollars, which aims to identify and characterize the micro-organisms and their relationship with the state of health and disease of man. It is therefore necessary to consider the substantial importance of the co-presence of microbiota in our body and evaluate the plastic dynamism of microbiome, that can transform their...

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