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What 2,000-year-old poo says about our gut bugs

Posted: May 19 2021

By science reporter Gemma Conroy Many of us spend more time sitting than moving, and we are more likely to reach for a highly processed snack than a stick of celery.  And it turns out our poo has also changed. A new study has found that our gut bugs are vastly different from those that inhabited our hunter-gatherer […]

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How does it work? J-pouch for ulcerative colitis

Posted: May 18 2021

 By Jenna Fletcher Many people with UC never need surgery. However, up to one-third of people who have been living with the condition for 30 years may require surgery. This article explains how J-pouch surgery works, what to expect after the procedure, and the benefits and risks. What is a J-pouch, and how does it work? J-pouch surgery […]

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Personal Story

4 People share what life is like in ulcerative colitis remission

Posted: May 18 2021

By Korin Miller Most people use medications to stop inflammation in the large intestine. (Sometimes, people have surgery to remove their colon and rectum when medications don’t work.) Reducing your symptoms and achieving ulcerative colitis remission isn’t always easy, and some people need to go through several prescriptions before they find what works for them. Below, we asked […]

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Personal Story

I Became a model after having my colon removed

Posted: May 13 2021

By Gaylyn Henderson, as told to Sarah Z. Wexler My road to a Crohn’s diagnosis started when I was 13. I had always wanted to model, but I was sick so often—experiencing chronic loose stool and using the bathroom often—that I didn’t think it was a possibility for me. My pediatrician immediately referred me to […]

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‘It’s affected my life in many different ways’

Posted: May 10 2021

By 2022, it’s expected that more than 100,000 people will be living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in Australia, according to Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA). As the rate of these inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) continue to rise, CCA is urging people to share what it’s like to live with these life-long illnesses as […]

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PBS listing for Australians with a rare epilepsy condition and ulcerative colitis

Posted: May 10 2021

In a historic first, Australians living with a rare form of epilepsy will have access to a medicinal cannabis drug, which is being listed on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the first time. From 1 May 2021, Australians living with Dravet syndrome, will have access to Epidyolex® (cannabidiol), a new treatment used in combination with […]

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5 Common mistakes that can make ulcerative colitis worse

Posted: May 10 2021

By Meghan Rabbitt When you live with ulcerative colitis (UC), you know that symptoms can return even if you’ve been in remission—and even if you’re doing everything you can to avoid a flare. Yet there are a number of missteps you might not even realize you’re making that can worsen your condition, says Matilda Hagan, M.D., co-director for […]

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Research

Diet–microbiota interactions in inflammatory bowel disease

Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota plays pivotal roles in the regulation of intestinal homeostasis and IBD pathogenesis.

By Kohei Sugihara and Nobuhiko Kamada  Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), is a chronic and relapsing inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The prevalence of IBD has been increasing worldwide, affecting about 3 million people in the United States and 2.5 million people in Europe. Although the precise etiology […]

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Advancing research of inflammatory intestinal diseases

Posted: May 10 2021

By Anna MacDonald To help advance research of inflammatory intestinal diseases, Emulate recently launched the Colon Intestine-Chip, a comprehensive model that incorporates human colonic organoids and supportive colonic endothelial cells. We spoke to Dr Lorna Ewart, Emulate’s executive vice president of science, to learn more about the limitations of traditional inflammatory intestinal disease models, what makes the […]

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Personal Story

Breaking the silence ahead of World IBD Day

Posted: May 5 2021

By Amanda Pedersen “You’re too young to be that sick.” That is what my former gastroenterologist said to me when I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis sometime around 2000. It was a confusing thing to hear, because despite being 19 years old at the time, I was that sick. Like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) […]

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