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2012-10-04 10:45:50

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a novel technology that can identify, in animal models, potential biomarkers of ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the colon. The study was published October 3, 2012, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The new research focuses on the protein arginine deiminases (PAD), which have been implicated in a number of diseases, including cancer,...

2012-09-24 22:29:20

Michigan State University researchers have unlocked secrets in bone marrow that could lead to improved treatments for colitis and Crohn´s disease. The results, featured in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, show that the havoc inflammatory bowel diseases wreaks on the digestive tract is mirrored in bone marrow. Early indications also show that the disorders of the gut could potentially be treated through the bone marrow, said Pam Fraker, MSU...

Drug Gets Green Light To Treat Ulcerative Colitis
2012-08-29 16:29:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online People suffering from ulcerative colitis may be getting some new relief due to a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand the use of a new drug to help alleviate symptoms. An FDA panel voted 15 to 2 that the benefits of Humira outweighed the risks it causes when treating the condition. Humira is already approved to be used for six other conditions, and is most popular for its use to help in rheumatoid...

2012-08-16 13:08:51

Oral drug shows clinical response and remission in some patients An investigational drug currently under FDA review for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has now shown positive results in patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The study will appear in the August 16, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Results from the phase 2 clinical trial showed the drug...

2012-08-09 23:00:52

As Bloomberg reported on June 30th 2012, a New Jersey jury ruled that Hoffman-LaRoche must pay $18 million in damages to two former Accutane users, Kathleen Rossitto and Riley Wilkinson (case no. ATL-l-7481-10-MT and ATL-L-1311-08-MT). Accutane (isotretinoin), manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., is a popular acne medication introduced in 1982. In 2009, as the number of lawsuits against Hoffman-LaRoche kept increasing, Accutane was pulled from the US market. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a...


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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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