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Partner Caregivers of Veterans With Traumatic-Brain Injuries May Be at Risk for Chronic Disease

Feb. 3, 2015 — Blame and anger associated with the grief of caring for a loved one with a traumatic-brain injury (TBI) may be related to inflammation and certain chronic diseases, according to ... read more

Microbial Metabolite of Linoleic Acid Ameliorates Intestinal Inflammation

Feb. 18, 2015 — 10-hydroxy-cis-12-octadecenoic acid (HYA), a gut microbial metabolite of linoleic acid, has a suppressive effect on intestinal inflammation, researchers have discovered. HYA is expected to be ... read more

Feb. 2, 2015 — When cytotoxic T cells are activated, they produce TNF alpha that helps mediate immune responses. Scientists have now linked rising levels of TNF alpha in tumor tissue to increasing numbers of ... read more

Viruses May Play Unexpected Role in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Jan. 22, 2015 — Inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with a decrease in the diversity of bacteria in the gut, but a new study has linked the same illnesses to an increase in the diversity of ... read more

New Approach to Preventing Fibrosing Strictures in IBD

Jan. 15, 2015 — A natural protein made by immune cells may limit fibrosis and scarring in colitis, according to research. Fibrosing strictures that can obstruct the intestines are a major complication of ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — People's genes may have an influence over some of the intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively know as inflammatory bowel disease, a new study by ... read more

High Incidence of Bowel Disease Seen in People With Lung Conditions

Nov. 19, 2014 — People with airway diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have a higher incidence of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative ... read more

Blood Interferon Levels May Predict Response to TNF-Alpha Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nov. 16, 2014 — Baseline levels of serum interferon in rheumatoid arthritis patients may help rheumatologists determine who will have a poor response to tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor drugs, and one day help ... read more

TNF Inhibitors May Increase Cancer Risk in the Eye, Researchers Report

Nov. 17, 2014 — One of the family of drugs prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is called tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. They act by dampening part of the immune system called ... read more

Flu Infection Has Long-Ranging Effects

Nov. 3, 2014 — Flu infection has long-ranging effects beyond the lung that can wreak havoc in the gut and cause gastrointestinal symptoms, according to new research. The study suggests ways to relieve these ... read more

New Clinical Trial Data: Multiple Sclerosis Drug Candidate Also Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

Oct. 28, 2014 — Positive new clinical data have been released on a drug candidate for ulcerative colitis. In the study, 199 patients with active, moderate to severe disease, the drug candidate RPC1063 has potential ... read more

Sleep Duration Affects Risk for Ulcerative Colitis

Oct. 21, 2014 — If you are not getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new ... read more

Added Benefit of Vedolizumab Is Not Proven

Oct. 23, 2014 — In its dossier, the drug manufacturer of vedolizumab presented no suitable data for the therapeutic indication Crohn's disease or for ulcerative colitis, investigators ... read more

New Class of Drugs Shows Promise in Treating Chronic Diarrhea

Oct. 20, 2014 — A pilot study testing a new type of drug in patients with chronic diarrhea has shown promising effects on reducing their symptoms. Bile acid diarrhea (BAD) is a common cause of chronic diarrhea that ... read more

Oct. 13, 2014 — Inflammatory cells in the colon, or polyps, are very common after the age of 50. Most are benign, but some will develop into colon cancer. Now, in an animal study, an oral medication has successfully ... read more

Celiac Disease: A Wriggly Solution to an Inflammatory Condition

Sep. 25, 2014 — Groundbreaking results were achieved in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease. The results are good news for sufferers of other inflammatory conditions such as ... read more

New Tool to Help GIs Evaluate and Treat Crohn's Disease

Sep. 15, 2014 — The treatment of Crohn's disease is evolving. To help gastroenterologists better identify and manage their Crohn's disease patients, a clinical decision tool has been developed to guide ... read more

Proactive Monitoring of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapy Could Prolong Effectiveness

Sep. 11, 2014 — Proactive monitoring and dose adjustment of infliximab, a medication commonly used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), could improve a patient’s chances of having a long-term successful ... read more

Sep. 10, 2014 — Researchers have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis -- and that activation of this one receptor, found on ... read more

IBD Patients: Consider Giving Infliximab a Second Try

Sep. 5, 2014 — Restarting infliximab therapy after a drug holiday is safe and effective for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study. Infliximab was the first anti-tumor necrosis ... read more

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