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Yowie
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2006 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been reading a bit about IBS and in particularly PI-IBS (post infection IBS, IBS caused by a severe infection like food poisoning or gastroenteritis). And stumbled upon this today.

This one comes from Australia, Adelaide.


Scientists claim gastro breakthrough
5th Oct 2006
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200610/s1756556.htm


Scientists from Adelaide University have made what they claim is a world breakthrough in understanding how bacterial toxins cause severe gastro diseases.

Professor James Paton, who heads the university's microbiology unit, says the research, which involved scientists from Monash University and the United States, resulted from the discovery of a potent toxin.

He says the breakthrough may also provide better treatments for age-related and degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

"It works by attacking one of the components of cells which is involved in packaging of proteins," he said.

"So by studying the effects of this toxin on normal cells we may well get insights into better treatments for things like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's."

Yowie - All I did was make your link linkable. -- Lil  :-)

Post Edited By Moderator (7Lil) : 10/5/2006 10:01:15 AM (GMT-6)

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