We welcome you to this event celebrating the career of Prof Gerald Tannock, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago.
It’s challenging to exercise often and there can be lots of barriers to doing it regularly. Fatigue can be one of them and it can be hard to do anything when you feel exhausted. The promising thing is that many studies have looked at exercise to help improve fatigue – and it works! We want give you all the tools to help you start exercising more to help with your fatigue and make you feel better.
The Gut Health Network held its regular patient forum last weekend in Dunedin. Researchers from several projects presented their work, as well as Kay Greveson from the Royal Free Hospital in London.
We invite you to join us in Wellington in 2019 for a very special event.
The Gut Health Network will hold a public forum on Saturday November 24, 2018, as a satellite to the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology meeting in Dunedin. Speakers will include researchers working on all aspects of gut health:immune responses in IBD and colorectal cancer, probiotics and FODMAP diet in gut health, celiac disease...
The Kemp lab researches how the immune response can be used to help improve outcomes for people with colorectal cancer. We have been funded from the Gut Cancer Foundation and now we are trying to fundraise to support their work.
A recent article by the team of Sergio Lira describes a new experimental model of Ulcerative Colitis that accurately reflects the cycling inflammation of the disease. The authors show that changes in the diet resulted in changes in the gut microflora which ultimately induced the disease.
Please see this opportunity for a PhD scholarship at Massey University - application deadline 18 March 2018:
Preliminary work in mouse models showed that the composition of the gut microbiome could predict the response of animals to a new type of anti-cancer drug, immune checkpoint inhibitors. Recently, this work was validated in patients with cancer.