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Biomedical scientist receives $1.83 million NIH grant for inflammatory bowel disease research

News Medical (Australia) - 12/08/2017
A biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside has received a $1.83 million grant to identify how the loss of a protective barrier in the intestine contributes to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Red meat, dairy, and chocolate could help relieve IBD

Daily Mail (UK) - 07/08/2017
Professor of Pathology Dr Marco Colonna at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said immune cells patrol the gut to ensure harmful microbes in food don't sneak into the body.

Mango intake exerts beneficial effects in progression and severity of IBD

News Medical (Australia) - 03/08/2017
Initial results of a study by researchers in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University in College Station show mango consumption has a positive impact on people with inflammatory bowel disease.

Scientists uncover link between backup pathogen-fighting system and mutations in Crohn's patients

News Medical (Australia) - 28/07/2017
Genes that regulate a cellular recycling system called autophagy are commonly mutated in Crohn's disease patients, though the link between biological housekeeping and inflammatory bowel disease remained a mystery. Now, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered an intriguing clue.

Link between backup immune defense, mutation seen in Crohn's disease discovered

Science Daily (US) - 27/07/2017
Genes that regulate a cellular recycling system called autophagy are commonly mutated in Crohn's disease patients, though the link between biological housekeeping and inflammatory bowel disease remained a mystery.

People living in rural households have lower risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease

Science Daily (US) - 25/07/2017
Living in rural households decreases a person's risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for young children and adolescents, according to a new study.

Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in offspring

Science Daily (US) - 11/07/2017
When mice that are genetically susceptible to developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were given antibiotics during late pregnancy and the early nursing period, their offspring were more likely to develop an inflammatory condition of the colon that resembles human IBD, report scientists.

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis

MedicineNet (US) - 01/07/2017
Title: Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative ColitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Inflammatory bowel disease: Scientists zoom in on genetic culprits

Science Daily (US) - 28/06/2017
Scientists have closed in on specific genes responsible for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a list of over 600 genes that were suspects for the disease. The team produced a high resolution map to investigate which genetic variants have a causal role in the disease.

High fat diet reduces gut bacteria, Crohn's disease symptoms

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
A high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation -- a major discovery for patients suffering from Crohn's disease, research indicates. Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel syndrome, causes debilitating intestinal swelling, cramping, and diarrhea. The disease affects half a million people in the United States, but its cause is yet unclear.

Microscopic fungus exacerbates Crohn's disease symptoms, mice study shows

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
A microscopic fungus called Candida tropicalis triggered gut inflammation and exacerbated symptoms of Crohn's disease, in a recent study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Children suffering from IBD not meeting daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D

News Medical (Australia) - 29/05/2017
A new study highlights that children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are not meeting the daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D. The research, conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, identified that only 26.6% and 21.3% of paediatric IBD patients were achieving the current recommended intake for calcium and vitamin D respectively.

Cedars-Sinai researchers analyze social media posts to find medication concerns of IBD patients

News Medical (Australia) - 22/05/2017
Cedars-Sinai researchers analyzed thousands of social media posts to determine the biggest concerns patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have about their prescribed treatments.

Composition, function of intestinal bacteria could predict response to biologic drugs in IBD patients

News Medical (Australia) - 16/05/2017
Analysis of a patient's gut microbiome - the microbial population of the gastrointestinal tract - may be able to predict the likelihood of successful treatment for inflammatory bowel disease with biologic drugs that target immune system activity.

Gut microbiome may predict response to biologic therapy for inflammatory bowel disease

Science Daily (US) - 15/05/2017
Researchers have identified differences in the composition and the function of the gut microbiome between patients for whom treatment with a monclonal antibody-based drug was effective in inducing remission of inflammatory bowel disease symptoms and those for whom it was not.

New ways to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel disease

Science Daily (US) - 15/05/2017
A new test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously possible through looking at stool samples, leading to the possibility of earlier diagnosis and better management of the disease in humans.

Key gene is identified in hunt for Crohn's cure

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/05/2017
The prospect of new treatments for incurable bowel disorders has been raised by research identifying a key gene that helps to explain their underlying cause.

Key role for microRNA in inflammatory bowel disease

Science Daily (US) - 09/05/2017
An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. The study shows that synthetic versions of this microRNA can reduce intestinal inflammation in mice and suggests a new therapeutic approach to treating patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

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

Science Daily (US) - 09/05/2017
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 management appeared to be a promising strategy.

Eating soy may ease inflammatory bowel disease

Daily Mail (UK) - 02/05/2017
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have found adding the staple bean to a sufferer's repertoire may improve symptoms of weight loss and an enlarged spleen.