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2014-07-16 20:22:34

Local New York team is forming to prepare runners and walkers for the ultimate tour of Vegas NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual Rock 'n 'Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is taking place on Sunday, November 16, 2014. "Team Challenge prepares participants to run or walk a half marathon while helping to raise necessary funds for research, education, and support for the 1.4 million Americans suffering...

2014-07-16 12:28:22

Bacteria and Genes in Small Intestine affect course of IBD in Children NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Specific types of bacteria and accompanying gene expression patterns in the small intestine affect the development and progression of inflammatory bowel (IBD) diseases in children, according to research sponsored by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The identification of specific bacterial populations and a core gene signature associated...

2014-07-03 04:21:19

VIENNA, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debilitating daily symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) not only cause depression and psychological complications in young people, but also significantly disrupts their education and ability to stay at work. In response to a new study highlighting the impact of IBD on children, United European Gastroenterology (UEG), Europe's largest digestive health body, is calling for quicker diagnosis and treatment to minimise the impact IBD has...

2014-07-01 23:09:21

Brought to her knees and nearly her death by ulcerative colitis, 25 year old Karin Miller was given a second chance at life thanks to a life-saving surgery. Miller used her second chance to help others with her newly launched website NewbieOstomy. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a common inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which affects the top layers of the colon. Left untreated, it can increase the risk of colon cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-06-20 23:05:58

The aim of this webinar is to enable the end-user to select the best model and study design for their research utilising in vivo inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) models. The live broadcast will be taking place on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. EDT / 4 p.m. BST (UK GMT +1). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 This webinar is aimed at improving the end-users’ understanding of pre-clinical in vivo inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) models, addressing issues associated with the various...

2014-06-16 12:29:02

DEERFIELD, Ill., and OSAKA, Japan, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., today announced the United States (U.S.) commercial availability of a new biologic therapy, ENTYVIO((TM) )(vedolizumab), for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD). "We understand how a great need still exists for additional treatment options...

2014-06-02 23:10:38

polyDNA’s May 2014 survey revealed that 14% of elderly respondents wanted to know if a common virus could cause inflammatory bowel disease. polyDNA reviews the literature and recommends taking Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 polyDNA’s latest survey discovered that some older participants wanted to know if a common virus could cause inflammatory bowel disease. The answer is “yes.” The cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause inflammation of the colon. This is a...

2014-05-28 16:27:04

ROME, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Tau announces that Synacthen (R) (tetracosactide hexa-acetate salt) is now available again in most of the European countries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140528/689733 ) Manufacturing challenges connected to tetracosactide over the past months caused the shortage of -Synacthen(R)- for patients throughout Europe and Sigma-Tau has devoted all its efforts in reestablishing the supply chain into these...

2014-05-26 11:13:00

UT Southwestern Medical Center A microRNA cluster believed to be important for suppressing colon cancer has been found to play a critical role in wound healing in the intestine, UT Southwestern cancer researchers have found. The findings, first discovered in mice and later reproduced in human cells, could provide a fresh avenue for investigating chronic digestive diseases and for potentially repairing damage in these and other disease or injury settings. "We identified a novel role...

2014-05-21 23:08:04

ReportsnReports.com adds “Crohn’s Disease Drug Market and Pipeline Analysis” report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Under the umbrella of inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two most common disorders. Though both these disorders have similar symptoms, the difference arises in the areas affected in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). The Crohn’s disease in most cases affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum)...


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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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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'