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Stomach Problems? Mediterranean Diet Might Help

The Mediterranean diet is considered by many people as one of the most healthful diets around, with countless studies claiming that it is good for the heart. New research, however, suggests that the diet could be good for the gut, too. Link to Full...

Antibiotic Resistance Gene Testing

by Ascenda Staff At Ascenda BioSciences, we take antibiotic resistance seriously. We test for antibiotic drug resistance gene characteristics to the following:     Abstract Antibiotic resistance is a problem of deep...

New Human Organ Has Been Classified – Mesentery

A New Year and a new organ! Hello and Happy New Year to everyone! Most of the time when I post interesting information on this blog, I do so after getting an update from the GI community. But today, I got an update from one of our very own technologists, Scott Loden...

Some Potential Good News (or Lack of Bad News) for PPI Users

  If you have been following any of my recent entries to this blog, you may know that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been getting a very bad reputation secondary to all of the bad things they may be associated with. This is definitely very dismal news for the many...

Acid Suppression Therapy and Iron Deficiency

  Many patients who suffer with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) take medication to help suppress the production of acid in their GI tract. These acid reducers include the very common drugs known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs. However, these seeming...

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