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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, steroid use increases influenza risk

IBD, steroid use increases influenza risk

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk for influenza and are more likely to be hospitalized because of it, according to research published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Andrew Tinsley, MD, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at The Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, and colleagues wrote that their findings highlight the importance of vaccinating patients […]

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BPA risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease?

BPA risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease

A recent study in a preclinical model of inflammatory bowel disease shows dietary exposure to bisphenol-A, or BPA, found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, can increase mortality and worsen its symptoms. Dr. Clint Allred, a Texas A&M AgriLife researcher in the nutrition and food science department at Texas A&M University in College Station, led […]

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Missed Doses of Humira or Cimzia Can Cause an IBD Flare-up

By Janet Stewart

A new 2017 study into medications to prevent IBD suggest that intermittent use of drugs could have a negative effect on consistent management of IBD. Patients may be encouraged to use drugs intermittently. This study Suggests that the in frequency could result in an increased chance of flare-ups that require steroid use and hospitalizations.  View […]

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The little-known symptom of agonising Crohn’s disease that even the NHS doesn’t know about

By Stephen Matthews

Most would contend that symptoms of Crohn’s disease are obvious and quite well know. However new research suggests that there may have been a yet undiscovered symptom which may help with early identification. Dr Rishi Goel, a consultant at Kingston Hospital has stated that Swollen lips may indicate an inflammatory disorder. View Source Article: The little-known […]

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Good vs bad bacteria: the bugs responsible for Crohn’s disease

By Paul Bertrand

Scientists are working on understanding links and commonalities between specific bacteria in your gut and inability for patients to fight of stomach and intestine diseases. It is conjectured that microbiota which is composed of thousands of strains of bacteria can trigger IBD. A 2014 study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe revels that […]

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The brain and the gut talk to each other: How fixing one could help the other

By Antonina Mikocka-Walus

Is it widely known that the brain and the gut have a hormonal link that can cause negative effects when chronic stress is prevalent. This stress has been linked to altering the levels of bacteria in the gut, promoting inflammation of the bowel and increasing vulnerability of infection. Researchers found that anxiety and depression are […]

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Large studies identify new risk genes for ulcerative colitis and IBD

By Catharine Paddock

A large study conducted by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute at Hinxton, has described finding a genetic link between a rare variant of a gene called ADCY7 that doubles the risk of developing ulcerative colitis. Research suggests a potential new drug targeted specifically at this gene could be a result of this finding. Another study […]

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Mechanisms by which Stress Affects the Experimental and Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Role of Brain-Gut Axis

By Brzozowski, Bartosz; Mazur-Bialy, Agnieszka

Researchers have conducted a study to investigate the effect of stress on inflammatory bowel disease, which has seen to alter a so called “braingut axis”; reflecting changes in cortrophin releasing hormone, mast cells activity, neurotransmission at the atomic nerves system and intestinal barrier function. The appearance of chronic stress has been linked to the increase […]

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