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2012-08-28 06:28:53

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altheus Therapeutics announced today it has randomized its first patient in a comparator-controlled Phase 2 efficacy study of Zoenasa®, a novel combination therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC). Zoenasa is a fixed-dose combination of mesalamine (current standard of care in UC) plus a second potent anti-inflammatory agent not previously used in this indication. In multiple animal models and one human study the combination has shown to be...

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2012-08-25 09:06:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A Massachusetts-based bio-pharmaceutical company is developing a new treatment for autoimmune diseases from a parasite found in pig feces, Reuters writer Toni Clarke reported on Friday. Coronado Biosciences, based in the town of Burlington, is currently working on a new drug consisting of thousands of microscopic parasite eggs removed from the droppings of the large-snouted, hoofed mammals, Clarke said. The eggs are...

2012-08-24 06:23:32

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) announced today the recipients of its 2012 Innovator Awards and its 2012 Breakthrough Awards for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research. Innovator Award recipients will each receive a $100,000 grant to support their respective innovative research projects. Breakthrough Awards are extended to existing KRF Innovator Award recipients, whose projects have demonstrated significant promise of...

2012-08-23 01:15:35

Parents with children nine years old and older who have Crohn disease should ask their children's doctor about MR enterography as a replacement for small bowel x-rays or CT enterography, a new study indicates. Children with inflammatory bowel disease must often undergo repeated examinations, which, with x-rays and CT, could lead to significant radiation exposure, said William A. Faubion, Jr., MD, one of the authors of the study. "MR enterography does not require any radiation, however...

2012-08-07 07:41:59

Adalimumab (an anti-tumor necrosis factor [TNF] antibody) is effective in maintaining remission in certain pediatric patients with Crohn's disease, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Steroids are commonly used in Crohn's disease, but can stunt growth and delay puberty. Incidence of this disease, which causes intestinal inflammation, is on the rise in children. This study is the largest double-blind study of...

2012-08-03 01:10:54

Results from a study conducted at Georgia State University suggest that a "fight" between bacteria normally living in the intestines and the immune system, kicked off by another type of bacteria, may be linked to two types of chronic disease. The study suggests that the "fight" continues after the instigator bacteria have been cleared by the body, according to Andrew Gewirtz, professor of biology at the GSU Center for Inflammation, Immunity and Infection. That fight can result in metabolic...

2012-07-10 10:42:24

A naturally occurring protein called TLR1 plays a critical role in protecting the body from illnesses caused by eating undercooked pork or drinking contaminated water, according to new research from the University of Southern California (USC). The discovery may help create more effective oral vaccines for infections of the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems and already has launched an examination of how TLR1 is linked to inflammatory bowel disease, says R. William DePaolo, assistant...

2012-07-03 14:20:30

NEY YORK, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, which actively supports science research, has given substantial support to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America to continue its Genetic Initiative to find a cure for the diseases. Crohn's is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Every year, about 700,000 Americans are diagnosed, the majority being between the ages of 15 and 35. Crohn's affects the end of the small bowel, or ileum,...

2012-06-25 02:24:24

HORSHAM, Pa., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of releasing his debut album, musician and American Idol alumnus Casey Abrams has created an original song entitled "Chip on Your Shoulder" and music video inspired by his personal experience with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the people he met through the national disease awareness campaign IBD Icons. Starting today, people can view Abrams' music video by joining the fan club at www.IBDIcons.com. For every fan who...

2012-06-10 02:21:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Comebacks® Program today presented Harriet Pilert, RN, MS, COCN with the WOC Nurse Great Comebacks® Award at the opening ceremony of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society(TM) 44th Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC. The Great Comebacks® Program annually honors outstanding individuals, including the specialist WOC nurses who inspire their patients to live life to the fullest after...