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All-terrain microrobot flips through live colon
A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, engineers at Purdue University, US, have demonstrated in live animal models.
Colon cancer becoming more apparent at younger age
Doctors are noticing a shift in the age of adults being diagnosed with colon cancer. The American Cancer Society said diagnosis of those under 55 are up two percent.
Colon cancer screening can save your life
With colorectal cancer being found in an increasing number of younger adults, the pressure is on to screen millions more.
Diet soda linked to reduced colon cancer death
While there is no known cure for colon cancer, scientists believe diet soda can help reduce the recurrence of the disease, according to a new report.
Study: Red meat linked to colon cancer in women
If a woman avoids eating red meat, her risk of colon cancer is significantly reduced, according to a new study in Britain, the UK.
Walnuts may improve your colon health
Eating walnuts may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer, researchers led by UConn Health report in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
Colon cancer rising in people under 50
Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds.
Tissue-engineered colon from human cells
A study by scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered colon derived from human cells is able to develop many specialized nerves required for function, mimicking the neuronal population found in native colon.
Vitamin D may boost colon cancer survival
Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers said.
Could loss of a hormone drive colon cancer?
A new study suggests that colon cells may become cancerous when they lose the ability to produce a hormone essential for maintaining their normal biology. If this finding is verified in subsequent studies, then colon cancer will be distinct as the only cancer driven by the lack of a hormone.

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