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Apr. 20, 2016 — TNF-alpha, a proinflammatory molecule and protein produced by the body's cells during infection, also promotes the immune system regulatory responses by first inducing immune surveillance cells. ... read more

Crohn's Disease Diagnosis Difficult to Obtain, Life Altering, New National Study Finds

Mar. 1, 2016 — A new national survey of Crohn's disease patients reveals that it was not uncommon for patients to see multiple health-care professionals, have numerous office visits, and endure multiple ... read more

Is Anti-TNF Therapy Safe for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients With Prior Cancer?

Feb. 29, 2016 — A previous history of cancer doesn't necessarily preclude treatment with antibodies against tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, suggests a new ... read more

How Does the Gut Microbiota Respond to Iron Replacement?

Feb. 17, 2016 — Iron deficiency is often an issue in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. An international and interdisciplinary research group has now investigated how the intestinal microbiota responds to ... read more

Cytokine Plays Dual Role in Regulating Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Study Finds

Feb. 16, 2016 — Small proteins that affect communication between cells play an important role in regulating inflammation that occurs during inflammatory bowel disease, according to ... read more

Vinegar Could Potentially Help Treat Ulcerative Colitis

Feb. 10, 2016 — Vinegar is the perfect ingredient for making tangy sauces and dressings. Now, researchers report that the popular liquid could also help fight ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that ... read more

Potential Therapeutic Targets Identified for Multiple Sclerosis

Jan. 25, 2016 — Treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases may benefit by new findings from a study that identified potential therapeutic targets for a devastating disease striking some 2.3 ... read more

Studying 'Inflamm-Aging': Monocytes, Cytokines, and Susceptibility to Pneumonia

Jan. 14, 2016 — The chronic state of low-level inflammation seen in many elderly individuals (sometimes called 'inflamm-aging'), is associated with diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia, as ... read more

Stem Cell Transplantation Does Not Provide Significant Improvement for Crohn's Disease

Dec. 15, 2015 — Among adults with difficult to treat Crohn's disease not amenable to surgery, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, compared with conventional therapy, did not result in significant ... read more

Genetic Study of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Could Lead to Better Treatments

Nov. 30, 2015 — Genetic variation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appears to play a major role in determining how sick they will become and could provide a road map for more effective ... read more

Research Finding Could Lead to Targeted Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Nov. 19, 2015 — A pathogen-sensing molecule plays a vital role in keeping gastrointestinal (GI) systems healthy, new research demonstrates. The findings could someday be valuable in treating conditions such as ... read more

Researchers Describe Strategies to Decrease Immune Responses in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nov. 10, 2015 — New research helps explain the role of an immunosuppressive pathway associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition that develops in genetically susceptible individuals when the ... read more

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

Study Showcases Potential New Oral Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Oct. 29, 2015 — For patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the possibility of taking one pill to bring long-lasting relief might seem too good to be true. Scientists are on the brink of making that happen, ... read more

Oct. 21, 2015 — Researchers have found a way to enable ultra-rapid delivery of drugs to the gastrointestinal tract. Using ultrasound waves, they can enable ultra-rapid delivery of drugs to the gastrointestinal (GI) ... read more

Site of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Crucial: Genetic Similarity Suggests Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Form a Continuum of Subtypes in the Bowel

Oct. 18, 2015 — A new understanding of inflammatory bowel diseases has been prompted by the analysis of genetic and clinical data from more than 30,000 patients. This study reveals that genetic factors affect the ... read more

Oct. 14, 2015 — A gut microbe analysis of children receiving treatment for Crohn's disease reveals that diet-based and anti-inflammatory therapies alter different components of the microbial community without ... 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

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