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

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

New therapeutic target for Crohn's disease

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PST

Research from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies a promising new target for future drugs to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Crohn's disease: Potential treatment to prevent fibrosis uncovered

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have made a significant discovery in understanding the cause of fibrosis in Crohn's disease, which offers a target for potential therapies.

Ginger nanoparticles show promise for inflammatory bowel disease

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PST

Ginger, included for thousands of years in a range of treatments, could be used in nanoparticles to target cells in the intestines of people with IBD.

Phase 3 results for Cx601 in treatment of complex perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn's disease

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and TiGenix NV have announced that the 24-week results of the Phase 3 ADMIRE-CD trial investigating Cx601 have been published in The Lancet.

Autoimmune Diseases: All You Need to Know

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

Learn about autoimmune diseases, whereby the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Examples include celiac disease and type 1 diabetes.

Mucus in Stool: What Does it Mean?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

Find out about the many reasons why there might be mucus in your stool. This article looks at the causes and possible treatments for mucus in stool.

The colon is defended from bacteria by a self-sacrificing sentinel cell

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 PST

A lone Sentinel cell monitors and coordinates the defense of the entrance to the colon's most sensitive parts.

Accidental daily dosing of weekly drug linked to deaths

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:00:00 PST

A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease has been linked to numerous deaths since 2000, partly because people have taken it daily rather than weekly, as...

Anxiety and depression linked to recurrence of inflammatory bowel disease

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PST

Researchers at the University of York have discovered a link between a recurrence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and anxiety and depression.

Ulcerative colitis patients may benefit from fecal transplantation

Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 PST

Fecal microbiota transplantation eased ulcerative colitis symptoms and healed the colon in three times as many treated patients as controls, study shows.

New Phase 3 study findings show Stelara maintained clinical remission after one year of treatment in patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease

Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 PST

Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) Phase 3 data presented for the first time at Digestive Disease Week® 2016 showed that a significantly greater proportion of adult patients with...

Gut flora may lead to better diagnosis tool for liver disease and open new avenues for treatment

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:00:00 PST

Primary sclerosing cholangitis, also known as PSC, is a liver disease with no effective medical treatment.

Study advances understanding of colon cancer and colitis

Wed, 18 May 2016 01:00:00 PST

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), of which Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the main types, is on the increase in the United States, affecting more than 1.