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Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation to the lining of the digestive system - most commonly occurring in the ileum or colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss and blood or mucus in your stools. Tre



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Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Find out about inflammatory bowel disease, including risk factors and management. We discuss the two main types: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.



New indicators to aid Crohn's disease diagnosis and treatment

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The diagnosis, understanding and management of Crohn's disease may have just received a helping hand from a joint ASU Biodesign Institute and Mayo Clinic study aimed at developing a better blood...



Common yeast may worsen IBD symptoms in Crohn's disease

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health.



Biosimilar of costly inflammatory bowel disease therapy found safe and effective

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis has been greatly improved by the introduction of biologic therapies such as infliximab (which targets tumour necrosis factor alpha), but at...



Epigenetic enzyme found to be lacking in some patients with Crohn's disease

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found how a variant in an important epigenetic enzyme - previously associated by population-based genetic studies with Crohn's disease and...



Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with...



Microbiomes more in flux in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 study...



Research uncovers bacteria linking Crohn's disease to arthritis

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain.



Large studies identify new risk genes for ulcerative colitis and IBD

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A large study of thousands of genomes finds 25 new genes linked to higher risk of IBD and another finds a gene that doubles the risk of ulcerative colitis.



Researchers discover what makes drug for ulcerative colitis tick

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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...



Ultrasound may enhance delivery of RNA molecules to treat GI disorders

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that ultrasound enhances delivery of RNA strands into the colon cells of mice with colitis to block production of inflammatory protein.



Pre-operative liquid feeding reduces complications following Crohn's disease surgery

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Despite improvements in medical care, about two-thirds of patients with Crohn's disease develop complications requiring intestinal surgery at some time, and post-operative healing can be...



Diet Tips for Crohn's Disease

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

How does Crohn’s disease affect diet and nutrition? Learn about diet tips and other dietary considerations for people with Crohn’s disease.



Crohn's disease risk and prognosis determined by different genes, study finds

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a series of genetic variants that affect the severity of Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease - but surprisingly, none of these variants appear to be related...



New sensor integrates inflammatory bowel disease detection into colonoscopy procedure

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed the first sensor capable of objectively identifying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and distinguishing between its two subtypes.



New insight for developing more effective drugs to combat inflammatory bowel disease

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.



Mayo Clinic researchers announce discoveries from genome-wide study of liver disease

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study of unprecedented scale has led researchers to identify four previously unknown genetic risk locations for primary sclerosing cholangitis, a liver disease that lacks effective medical...



Review examines rates and predictors of recurrence following surgery for Crohn's disease

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Some patients with Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract, require surgery to remove part or all of the large intestine; however, surgery...



Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team of Cambridge researchers led by scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered the hidden connections in our genomes that contribute to common diseases.



Immune system of African Americans responds more strongly to bacterial infection, and it is partly genetic

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A Canada-US study led by Luis Barreiro, a professor at the University of Montreal's Department of Pediatrics and researcher at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, has demonstrated that...



Crohn's disease: Discovery of two subtypes could lead to better treatments

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Two subtypes of Crohn's - colon-like and ileum-like - have been discovered in colon tissue samples, which could translate to new therapeutic strategies.



Diarrhea-causing bacteria promote growth of Crohn's-linked microbe in mice

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Findings could open new avenues to lower Crohn's risk in people recovering from infectious diarrhea.



Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies - including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products - for the...



Additional interim data supporting long-term use of vedolizumab in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease published

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced that two interim reports from the ongoing, open-label GEMINI long-term safety (LTS) study describing clinical data of long-term Entyvio (vedolizumab)...



FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) as a biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab) for multiple inflammatory diseases.