Spotlight on Research

Research Shows Cooking Classes Have Positive Impact on Participants’ Microbiome

Research Shows Cooking Classes Have Positive Impact on Participants’ Microbiome

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be over 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed, making it one of the most diagnosed cancers in the United States. Over 52,000 Americans will die from the disease this year. Colorectal cancer can be successfully treated when caught early. Yet, advanced cases, especially where the cancer has spread are much more likely to be fatal.

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Research Use of the Small Animal Colonoscope

Research Use of the Small Animal Colonoscope

At the 2022 GI Research Foundation annual ball, generous guests funded purchase of the Storz Coloview Small Animal Colonoscopy System, which has proved integral to supporting the ongoing research of several University of Chicago Medicine laboratories pursuing the promise of regenerative medicine.

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Results of Recent Colorectal Immunotherapy Study Highlight the Groundbreaking Performance of RareCyte’s Orion Spatial Biology Platform

Results of Recent Colorectal Immunotherapy Study Highlight the Groundbreaking Performance of RareCyte’s Orion Spatial Biology Platform

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be over 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed, making it one of the most diagnosed cancers in the United States. Over 52,000 Americans will die from the disease this year. Colorectal cancer can be successfully treated when caught early. Yet, advanced cases, especially where the cancer has spread are much more likely to be fatal.

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NS Magazine: GI Research Foundation Celebrates 62nd Annual Ball

NS Magazine: GI Research Foundation Celebrates 62nd Annual Ball

CHICAGO, June 27, 2023 (Newswire.com) – The GI Research Foundation today announced that its CA CURE campaign drove the largest grantmaking year in its 60-year history. The campaign advances the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, and it awarded nearly $18.5 million in the fiscal year that will end on June 30.

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Other Recent News

Meet the Host of Our Podcast: Anna Gomberg

Meet the Host of Our Podcast: Anna Gomberg

A compassionate patient with Crohn’s disease and a background in philosophy, developmental psychology, moral development, and media studies—and a lengthy career in nonprofit communications—Anna Gomberg has been writing, producing, and hosting the GI Research Foundation’s podcast, Visceral, since its launch in 2022.

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Save the Date for the 2024 Annual Ball

Save the Date for the 2024 Annual Ball

The GI Research Foundation Annual Ball celebrates extraordinary research to cure, treat and prevent digestive diseases, and the philanthropic impact our donors make to advance our mission.  This year’s Ball honors Sy Taxman with the esteemed Joseph B. Kirsner Award.

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Super Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Super Simple Butternut Squash Soup

The weather is getting cooler, which means many of us are gravitating toward warm, comfort food. This gut-friendly recipe is packed with tons of nutrients such as vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium, and fiber, and will warm you up on chilly fall nights.

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Visceral: Podcast Episode – Don’t Cut That Out: How to add foods to your diet to optimize nutrition (episode 6)

Visceral: Podcast Episode – Don’t Cut That Out: How to add foods to your diet to optimize nutrition (episode 6)

In this episode, patients with digestive diseases learn what they should eat, why they should eat it, how they should manage their diet, and how to make sure that they’re maximizing their nutrition so they get all of the optimal benefits of the food they are eating. Registered dietitians with the University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Center, Lori Rowell Welstead and Courtney Schuchmann share their expertise on nutrition and its relationship to IBS, Celiac disease, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, fatty liver disease, and more.

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