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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Research Brings New Understanding of Chronic Inflammatory Disease

July 6, 2016 — New light has been shed on the way cells tune in to different inflammatory signals to understand what is happening in the body, report life ... read more

PET Detects Neuroinflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

June 13, 2016 — The triggers of autoimmune inflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS) have eluded scientists for many years, but molecular imaging is bringing researchers closer to identifying them, while providing a ... read more

Biosimilar Switching Not Suitable for All Patients

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study showed that when antibodies develop in response to the biological treatment Remicade® (infliximab), they also cross-react with the biosimilar of infliximab (CT-P13: ... read more

New Mode of Action for HUMIRA in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

June 6, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that the widely used antiinflammatory drug HUMIRA doesn't just work by inhibiting its target protein, TNF, but by enhancing a particular function of TNF in rheumatoid ... read more

Regulation of Semiochemicals in Inflammation

June 1, 2016 — A team of researchers has discovered a fundamental new mechanism. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?) is a central signalling substance of the immune system and involved in many inflammatory ... read more

Salt-Inducible Kinases May Have Therapeutic Potential for Autoimmune Diseases

Apr. 29, 2016 — A new research report suggests that specific enzymes, called 'salt-inducible kinases,' may be able to help curb runaway inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases like Crohn's ... read more

Minimally Invasive Colitis Screening Using Infrared Technology Could Offer Fast, Simple Test

Apr. 26, 2016 — A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting ... read more

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

Nanoparticles Show Promise for Treating Intestinal Inflammation, Study Finds

Apr. 7, 2016 — Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, according to ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Intestinal inflammation in mice can be dampened by subjecting them briefly to a diet restricted in amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, researchers have ... 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

Autoimmune Diseases: Novel Drug for Arthritis

Feb. 29, 2016 — A significant step has been made in creating a new type of drug for treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's ... 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

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