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Do probiotics actually do anything

Posted: August 10 2020

There is an invisible universe hidden inside your body, it’s called the gut microbiome — a vast array of trillions of intestinal bacteria, hundreds of different species. They help digest your food in exchange for a warm, safe place to live. And we are only now starting to discover the gut microbiome plays a much […]

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Better treatment for people with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: August 3 2020

Finding the right treatment for people living with chronic intestinal inflammation, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), might soon be getting easier. World IBD Day happens on 19 May each year, with the goal to raise awareness about the disease and urge action. IBD is a fairly common condition. Between 35 000 and 40 000 people […]

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Advancements in the management of inflammatory bowel disease

Peer exchange

The Peer Exchange series is built around video panel discussions featuring some of the most recognisable names in medicine. Each program focuses on a specific disease or condition and boasts lively, moderated discussion on a range of topics and issues related to that condition. Access the videos on inflammatory bowel disease here.  

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Cloning stem cells to find a cure for Crohn’s disease

Posted: July 6 2020

For over a decade, Wa Xian, research associate professor of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston Stem Cell Center, has been perfecting technology for cloning stem cells. Now she is using it to take aim at pediatric Crohn’s disease. Xian, who received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and […]

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Greater recurrence of CRC in late-onset vs early onset IBD

Posted: June 27 2020

These findings suggest a difference in colorectal cancer pathophysiology by age, according to the researchers. “Despite longer IBD disease duration at the time of colon or rectal cancer diagnosis, patients with early-onset IBD had significantly more advanced colitis at the time of diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer,” Robert Goldstone, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital general and GI surgeon, […]

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‘Important’ microbiome studies offer hope for IBD prediction

Posted: June 26 2020

We may be able to predict disease relapse in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases based on their microbiome markers, according researchers from APC Microbiome Ireland. Read ‘Important’ microbiome studies offer hope for IBD prediction by Nikki Hancocks

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Could good oral health be the key to treating inflammatory bowel disease?

Posted: June 26 2020

Some conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, and diabetes are related to poor oral health. Now researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical and Dental School discovered that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that included Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, may be the latest condition made worse by poor oral health. The mouse study […]

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Targeting the gut layers in Crohn’s disease

Posted: June 25 2020

Although the landmark of Crohn’s Disease (CD) is the transmural inflammation, mucosal healing (MH), which is assessed by colonoscopy, is currently the gold standard of CD management. Transmural healing (TH) is a new concept evaluated by cross-sectional imaging (CSI) techniques, such as bowel ultrasound (US), computed tomography enterography (CTE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE). Little […]

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CBD and inflammatory bowel disease: not just a gut feeling

Posted: June 25 2020

In recent years, few topics have been as hot and yet remain as inconclusive as the therapeutic effects of cannabis and its derivatives on a range of conditions. In particular, cannabidiol (CBD) and its effects on many diseases have been the subject of far too many articles. But all we know for certain is that […]

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Understanding a gene’s role in inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: June 14 2020

A protein-coding gene associated with autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively referred to as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, will be the focus of new research in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside. The work is made possible by a National Institutes of Health grant exceeding $2.5 million. The […]

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