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2011-09-27 09:27:56

Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease, affecting approximately 1 million people in the US. The severity of the symptoms and the frequency with which they recur varies widely among patients. Kenneth Smith and colleagues, at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, have now identified a gene expression profile that can divide patients with CD and UC into two otherwise undistinguishable subgroups -- those with a high...

2011-08-23 21:35:09

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects more than 1 million patients in North America, results from an uncontrolled immune response triggered by environmental factors, such as bacteria, in people genetically predisposed to the disorder. Ulcerative colitis, or inflammation of the lining of the colon, is one such condition. The aberrant immune response found in IBD is prompted by different cytokines — small signaling proteins secreted by various cells, including immune cells...

2011-08-17 07:17:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) announced today the establishment of its Breakthrough Awards Program, which is designed to enable investigators to further their Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research and increase the likelihood of a breakthrough discovery. These grants are awarded to existing KRF-funded Innovator Award recipients that have demonstrated significant research progress along their proposed "proof of principle"...

2011-07-25 10:20:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Idol contestant Casey Abrams is launching a national disease awareness campaign, IBD Icons, to let people know that living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) does not have to stop them from pursuing their dreams. Starting today, people living with IBD will have the opportunity to share how they are achieving their personal goals despite the challenges of their disease at www.IBDIcons.com for a chance to win the title of "IBD...


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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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