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'Bottled mucus' may help gut disease

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Sushi, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    'Bottled mucus' may help gut disease

    By James GallagherHealth and science reporter, BBC News
    Bottled mucus may one day play a role in some gut diseases, according to US researchers.
    A study of the slimy lining of the bowels, published in the journal Science, showed mucus had a role in calming the immune system.
    The team at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York, believe it may be useful in diseases in which inflammation runs rampant in the intestines. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24273607
  2. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    It's always wonderful when new treatment options are identified and explored.

    But I do wish that they would focus on the root cause for the inflammation rather than just developing a new drug to treat the symptoms.

    Ema
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Somewhere in the whole story I believe it says that this is part of ongoing research that would explore root causes more. The "Science Reporter" is likely to focus on immediate applications, I'd guess.

    I also found this interesting:
    KDM et al found that we have too many dendritic cells in the duodenom.

    Sushi
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  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    I just wish they would come up with things with less of an 'ick' factor. First fecal transplants and now this. :aghhh:

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