Scientists say air pollution may have role in digestive diseases

09/23/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

Research has identified 160 genetic regions that may be linked to bowel diseases, finding many also play roles in regulation of immune function and how the gut interacts with bacteria. Now researchers also are studying whether air pollutants could affect bowel function. Gastroenterological scientist Karen Madsen said the GI tract regularly is bathed in fine pollution particles that could disrupt the barrier between the immune system and GI flora.

View Full Article in:

ScientificAmerican.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Regulatory Counsel
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Vice President, Commercial Markets
Meridian Health
Neptune, NJ
Health Plan CEO – Oregon
Trillium Community Health Plan
Eugene, OR
Director of Operations - GBS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN