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Mucus Protects Gut
2013-09-27 13:23:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Immunology Institute say they’ve discovered an important role played by mucus in the gut. Though little was previously known about mucus, the Icahn doctors say the slimy, sticky stuff acts as an anti-inflammatory in the stomach and provides a protective self-regulating immune function. The research also showed that mucus acts as a protective barrier against bacteria...

2013-08-22 12:52:15

Vedolizumab, a new intravenous antibody medication, has shown positive results for treating both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The findings, published in two papers, will appear in the August 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). William Sandborn, MD, principal investigator of the Crohn's disease study, said the results offer new hope to the more than one million Americans...

2013-08-15 23:19:01

iPhone APP and mobile friendly website. Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is getting more mobile with a new interactive disease management tracker GI Buddy (available online and as an iPhone® app) and mobile friendly website. GI Buddy allows users to manage and track all aspects of their disease and construct a comprehensive view of disease impact including: symptoms, treatment, diet, and lifestyle. Crohn's disease and...

2013-08-01 23:18:42

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 @ SugarHouse Casino Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) proudly presents the 18th Annual Sippin’ by the River on Saturday, September 21st, rain or shine, from 1pm-5pm. After taking a short hiatus from the Philadelphia side of the Delaware waterfront, the Sippin’ by the River team is pleased to announce this year’s location and event sponsor: SugarHouse...

2013-07-31 23:32:47

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis More Common Amongst Ashkenazi Jews New York, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Individuals seeking to learn about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD) can self-educate at GeneSights, the free online education resource presented by the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. IBD affects more than 1.4 million Americans and its prevalence...

2013-07-30 23:27:09

Achieve Clinical Research is conducting a randomized clinical study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a new drug in subjects with moderate to severe Ulcerative Colitis Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 *To see if you qualify for this Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Trial in Alabama, visit Achieve Clinical Research on the web (http://www.achieveclinical.com) or contact us directly at (205) 380-6434. There is no cost to participate, no insurance is required, and you...

2013-07-03 11:07:47

A new study indicates that aerobic exercise can lessen – or worsen – the symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, depending on the circumstances under which the exercise is undertaken. The researchers found that, in contrast to their sedentary peers, mice allowed to run freely on an exercise wheel for six weeks had fewer symptoms of colitis after exposure to a chemical agent that induces colitis symptoms in mice. However, mice...

2013-06-25 19:10:06

Researchers from UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital report reasons behind the increase are unclear The largest investigation to date has found a dramatic increase in the number of hospitalizations for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during the past decade in the United States. The new study, published online and scheduled for the August 2013 print issue of the Journal of Investigative Medicine, found a 65 percent increase in IBD hospital discharges from 2000 to...

2013-06-21 23:04:27

Bridgestone Retail Operations Customer Round-Up Campaign Supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is delighted to announce that for the months of July and August, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC (BRSO) will raise money for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with a nationwide “round-up” program. BSRO employees and its 2,200 retail locations nationwide, including...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.