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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Gut Microbiota Changes in Diabetic Kidney Disease Contribute to Chronic Inflammation and Vascular Complications

Nov. 6, 2015 — Among patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), a shift in gut microbiota diversity in combination with elevated plasma zonulin levels substantially impacts the degree ... read more

Researchers Gauge Heritability of Childhood-Onset Autoimmune Diseases

Oct. 9, 2015 — Scientists have calculated more precise measurements of heritability -- the influence of underlying genes -- in nine autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood. The research may strengthen ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — The role of stomach a cancer–associated protein has been revealed in the pathogenesis and prevention of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel disorders. These findings ... read more

Tumor Necrosis Factor in Colitis: Bad Actor or Hero?

Sep. 25, 2015 — A common therapeutic target for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may actually protect against intestinal inflammation by inhibiting pathogenic T-cells, investigators ... read more

New Oral Drug Effective Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis, Researchers Say

Sep. 16, 2015 — A novel, one-step method to treat ulcerative colitis with an oral drug consisting of microparticles and natural herbal molecules that target the colon shows promise as an effective therapy, according ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in the digestive tracts of people with Crohn's disease. But a new study hints that we should ... read more

Prebiotic Dairy Protein Promotes Digestive Health, Holds Therapeutic Promise

Aug. 19, 2015 — A protein found in dairy is discovered to be a prebiotic that holds promise for treating gastrointestinal conditions and obesity, scientists ... read more

Childhood Physical, Sexual Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis

Aug. 6, 2015 — Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative Canadian ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Intra-abdominal fat cells may contribute to the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a ... read more

Generalized Anxiety Disorders Twice as Likely in Those With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

July 29, 2015 — People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when ... read more

Probiotics Improve Behavioral Symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases in Mice

July 28, 2015 — Probiotics may improve the behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases by altering communication between the immune system and the brain, according to an animal ... read more

Breakthrough Experimental Therapy to Treat Colon Cancer, Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

July 23, 2015 — A groundbreaking experimental therapy has been discovered that has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis (UC), a disease which causes inflammation in the digestive tract and ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Researchers have used models to identify a potential link between excess production of inflammatory proteins that cause rheumatoid arthritis and the development of heart valve disease. The research ... read more

'Biosimilars' for Children With IBD Need More Research

July 13, 2015 — Children with inflammatory bowel disease who are doing well on specific biological medications should not be switched to recently approved 'biosimilar' products, concludes an expert ... read more

3-D Views Reveal Intricacies in Intestines That Could Lead to Discoveries for IBD

July 8, 2015 — A technology whose roots date to the 1800s has the potential to offer an extraordinary new advantage to modern-day medicine. Scientists detail how stereomicroscopy can provide physicians an ... read more

Vitamin D Shows Promise for Treating Crohn's Disease

June 12, 2015 — New research suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the ... read more

Non-Invasive Accupoint Stimulation May Be a New Bioelectronics Approach to Crohn’s Disease

June 9, 2015 — Researchers have begun a controlled clinical trial in Crohn's disease using surface electrodes daily to stimulate an acupuncture point on the stomach meridian that was shown to reduce vagal ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Stress, an unhealthy diet and also the prolonged use of painkillers do not only upset the stomach, but are also associated with chronic colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. A team of researchers ... read more

How E. Coli Thrive in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

May 12, 2015 — The survival and proliferation of usually harmless Escherichia coli in the gut of inflammatory bowel disease patients may now be better understood, as researchers have defined a fundamental mechanism ... read more

How Relaxation Response May Help Treat Two Gastrointestinal Disorders

May 5, 2015 — Participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant impact on clinical symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome ... read more

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