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Could Viruses Attacking The Microbiome Be Responsible For Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

New research published in Nature Microbiology suggests that viruses called phages, which infect gut bacteria may be important in controlling the disease.

New research done in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has suggested that viruses called phages, which have the ability to infect and kill gut bacteria, may be involved in the disease. The possible role of the microbiome in inflammatory diseases has been a busy area of research recently, with a study in May showing […]

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IBD-friendly recipe for winter: Warming Pumpkin Soup

Posted: June 6 2018

The insoluble fibre of vegetables like pumpkin and sweet potato is generally easier to digest than soluble fibre, and each of the spices used boasts its own nutritional benefits. Turmeric carries powerful anti-inflammatory properties and cinnamon helps stabilise blood sugar levels, whilst nutmeg is known to detoxify the kidney and liver. Ingredients: (Serves 5) 1 […]

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The common symptoms that might be Crohn’s disease

Posted: May 17 2018

Known for wreaking havoc on the digestive system, Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune condition that’s more common than you may think. In fact, many Americans walk around with it — and they don’t even know it. Many signs of Crohn’s disease are common with other ailments, which makes it difficult to diagnose. We suggest making an appointment with your […]

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Call for better diagnosis during Crohn’s and Colitis awareness month

Posted: May 4 2018

Getting a solid diagnosis was a long time coming for Ann Turnbull, 39, of Grays Point. Born with an abnormal bowel, she had surgery shortly after birth, and was in and out of hospital as a child.  Doctors told her she has an eating disorder at age 17 because she lost a lot of weight. […]

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Hidden battle: Raising awareness of a disease no one wants to talk about

Posted: May 1 2018

One in 250 Australians are sufferers of a disease that has no cure, is increasingly prevalent, is most commonly diagnosed in young people and yet is barely spoken about. May is the awareness month for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Sufferers are reluctant to speak about their illness for fear […]

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The Crohn’s girl’s guide to dealing with periods

Posted: February 23 2018

Women with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis experience even more painful symptoms of their period and Crohn’s for a few days every single month. As if they couldn’t get any worse, ladies with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis experience even more painful symptoms of not only their period, but also Crohn’s for a few days […]

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Cross-immunogenicity: antibodies to infliximab in Remicade-treated patients with IBD similarly recognise the biosimilar Remsima

Posted: February 23 2018

Scientists conducted a study on 125 patients to test the cross-immunogenicity of the approved infliximab-biosimilar Remsima (CT-P13) with the originator drug Remicade. They found that Anti-Remicade antibodies within patients with IBD had the effect of functionally inhabiting Remsima to a similar degree. This is suggestive of common immunogenicity and shared immunodominant epitopes on these two […]

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The bugs responsible for Crohn’s disease

By Paul Bertrand

A study published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe reveals that the make up of a person’s gut bacteria changes when they develop Crohn’s disease.

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