Gastroenterology Gateway

Welcome to BioMed Central's Gastroenterology Gateway, featuring articles from our journals within this field as well as useful resources and news items.


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    An inside look at the giant panda

    Genomic sequencing of the giant panda’s gut microbiota provides new insights into the importance of these bacteria in digesting the cellulose in the huge amounts of bamboo consumed by these unique animals.

    BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:827
  • Obtaining viral haplotypes

    The BAsE-Seq method obtains long viral haplotypes from short sequence reads and its utility is demonstrated on Hepatitis B Virus data

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:517
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    ‘Guilt by association’ in AID

    Genome-wide association studies mapped 90% of loci linked to autoimmune and immune-related diseases to non-coding regions.  A ‘guilt by association’ approach suggests a role for lncRNAs in autoimmunity.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:88
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    Lifestyle factors linked to CRC risk

    A large study finds that 16% of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases are attributable to non-adherence to the combination of five modifiable healthy lifestyle factors, suggesting that prevention strategies should target multiple lifestyle factors.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:168
  • Searching for therapeutic targets in pancreatic cancer

    A new report characterizing the genome-wide DNA methylation patterns in pancreatic adenocarcinoma, using methylCap-seq.

    Clinical Epigenetics 2014, 6:18


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Satya Narayan

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and UF Shands Cancer Center, University of Florida.