Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn's disease treatment 1

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn’s disease treatment

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn’s disease treatment. Treatment options for Crohn’s disease tend to focus on symptom control, but new research highlights a potential treatment option that targets a pathway in the immune system itself. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, have published the results of[…]

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer. A tiny robotic capsule that can be guided through the colon to take micro-ultrasound images of the gut is being developed by a UK-led consortium. The robotic arm uses magnetic forces to guide the Sonopill through colon. Picture credit: Leeds University Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including some bowel[…]