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Ulcerative Colitis

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‘Good’ bacteria show promise for clinical treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Posted: June 7 2021

A new study published in Nature Communications demonstrates that a consortium of bacteria designed to complement missing or underrepresented functions in the imbalanced microbiome of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, prevented and treated chronic immune-mediated colitis in humanized mouse models. The study’s senior author, Balfour Sartor, MD, Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Co-Director of the UNC Multidisciplinary […]

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Personal Story

Embarrassment over illness led to blood transfusions and urgent surgery

Posted: June 3 2021

By James Gould John Davidson’s symptoms became so bad that he was bleeding in the bathroom 20 or so times a day – and now the 24-year-old man has asked people in a similar situation to head for medical advice as soon as they can. John was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when he was just […]

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Riders to dress in purple for Crohn’s

Posted: May 26 2021

The Beginner Show fundraiser on Sunday, 23 May will line up with Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month to raise funds for the Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA). The club will be raising awareness for the disease as well as much-needed funds -20 per cent of the show profits and 10 per cent of sales on […]

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Research

Engineered organism could diagnose Crohn’s disease flareups

Bioengineers create pH-sensing gut bacteria to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease.

By Jade Boyd In an important step toward the clinical application of synthetic biology, Rice University researchers have engineered a bacterium with the necessary capabilities for diagnosing a human disease. The engineered strain of the gut bacteria E. coli senses pH and glows when it encounters acidosis, an acidic condition that often occurs during flareups […]

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Blog

Tips for coping with IBD fatigue

Posted: May 24 2021

By Alexa Federico Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can vary quite a bit, from typical gastrointestinal (GI) pains to joint pain. One of the most commonly experienced symptoms is fatigue. Many people will still experience fatigue even when their GI symptoms are in remission. This level of fatigue makes it difficult to keep up with a […]

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Research

A gut feeling

Scientists link genetic makeup of bacteria in the human gut to several human diseases.

By Jen A. Miller We are truly never alone, not even within our own bodies. Human beings play host to trillions of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms that make up the human microbiome. In recent years, the mix of these resident bacteria, and the presence of specific bacterial species, has been linked to conditions ranging […]

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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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