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May 24, 2017

Gene That Affects Cell Power Supply May Hold Key to Bowel Disease

May 17, 2017 — A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease has been identified by scientists. Blocking the gene harms vital parts of the cell and ... read more

What’s the Best Way for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Address Abdominal Pain?

May 9, 2017 — When researchers analyzed published studies on how to treat recurrent abdominal pain among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, stress ... read more

Cytokine Controls Immune Cells That Trigger Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Study Finds

Apr. 18, 2017 — A certain cytokine, or small protein that helps cells communicate during immune responses, can control whether immune cells promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that could lead ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases on the Rise in Very Young Canadian Children

Apr. 18, 2017 — Canada has among the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world, and the number of children under five years old being diagnosed increased by 7.2 percent every year ... read more

Genetic Link to Susceptibility and Resistance to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Apr. 13, 2017 — Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown. There is ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Inflammation increases with age and is a strong risk factor for death in the elderly, but the underlying cause has not been clear. A new study reveals that gut microbes are one of the culprits behind ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease May Be Linked, Suggests Research

Apr. 5, 2017 — Patients who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for more than two decades have a higher risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), new research ... read more

Health Psychologists Now Treating Functional Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and Other GI Disorders

Mar. 23, 2017 — Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, functional heartburn, functional ... read more

Biologic Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Help Heal the Intestine

Mar. 22, 2017 — Although anti-inflammatory treatments are quite effective at reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the mucosal lining of the intestine often remains ... read more

'Good' Bacteria Is Potential Solution to Unchecked Inflammation Seen in Bowel Diseases

Mar. 13, 2017 — In a new report, researchers describe how inflammation can go unchecked in the absence of a certain inhibitor called NLRP12, adding that beneficial bacteria may be the key to helping to reverse a ... read more

New Indicators to Aid Crohn's Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Mar. 9, 2017 — The diagnosis, understanding and management of Crohn's disease may have just received a helping hand from a study aimed at developing a better blood test for the disease. The study successfully ... read more

Epigenetic Enzyme Found to Be Lacking in Some Patients With Crohn's Disease

Mar. 3, 2017 — A research team has found how a variant in an important epigenetic enzyme -- previously associated by population-based genetic studies with Crohn's disease and other immune disorders -- ... read more

Scientists Discover New Mechanism That Leads to Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mar. 2, 2017 — New research findings suggest that synovial CD4+ T cells that produce IL-21 contribute to joint inflammation by activating synovial fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: New Treatment Option for Difficult-to-Treat Patients

Mar. 2, 2017 — Between 3 and 5% of the population suffer from a form of inflammatory rheumatism. It affects approximately 250,000 – 400,000 people in Austria. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the commonest and also ... read more

Inflammatory Disease Trigger Revealed

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists have revealed a potent inflammatory molecule released by dying cells triggers inflammation during necroptosis, a recently described form of cell death linked to inflammatory disease. The ... read more

Microbiomes More in Flux in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Feb. 13, 2017 — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to see dramatic shifts in the make-up of the community of microbes in their gut than healthy people, according to the results of a new study. ... read more

Bacteria Links Crohn's Disease to Arthritis

Feb. 9, 2017 — Patients with Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain. In Crohn's disease, which affects about ... read more

Genetic Study Uncovers Potential New Treatments for Inflammatory Diseases

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers have studied over ten million DNA variations and found new links between the human genome and inflammation tracers. The study uncovered new possibilities for treatment of diseases such as ... read more

Largest Genetic Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Provides Clues on New Drug Targets

Jan. 30, 2017 — Medical researchers have identified a genetic variant that doubles an individual's risk of developing ulcerative colitis, one of the subtypes of a chronic disorder known as Inflammatory Bowel ... read more

What Makes Drug for Ulcerative Colitis Tick?

Jan. 23, 2017 — For approximately 70 years, physicians have used a medication containing the active agent mesalamine to treat ulcerative colitis, but little was known about how the drug targeted the inflammatory ... read more

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