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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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Video: Transitioning from paediatric to adult IBD

Posted: April 26 2021

Watch video here. Transcript: Stephen Hanauer, MD: Welcome to this HCPLive® Peers and Perspectives® presentation entitled, “Expert Perspectives on the Optimal Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” I’m Dr Stephen Hanauer, from Northwestern University in Chicago, and I’m delighted to be joined by Dr Marla Dubinsky, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New […]

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Personal Story

Teen’s Crohn’s treatment helps her keep playing music

Posted: December 1 2020

For Abigail Tucker, it started with migraines and stomach pains. Then she started losing weight — as much as 50 pounds. She said her condition worsened to the point that, when she was 13, she felt like withdrawing from friends and skipping activities such as playing or teaching piano. Soon she was often missing a […]

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Personal Story

Why I’m striving to change the healthcare experience for black and brown people with IBD

Posted: December 1 2020

I was really tired. I thought I could stop the bleeding like I had in the past — eat more kale. Yes, I thought it was that simple. In the past, when I noticed bleeding from my rectum, I would go on a heavily green diet and the bleeding would go away. As a child, […]

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