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2014-08-20 08:28:32

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Teams Up with Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation to Support Novel Translational Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announces an agreement with Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) to identify and support the potential development and translation of research in the area of inflammatory bowel disease...

2014-08-12 08:31:26

Study Aims To Enroll 10,000 Individuals With Inflammatory Bowel Disease MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company today announced an agreement with Pfizer Inc. in which the companies will aim to enroll 10,000 people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in a research initiative designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity and response to treatments for IBD. Approximately 1.4...

2014-08-08 11:12:02

AGA Immunosuppressive drugs called thiopurines have been found to increase the risk of myeloid disorders, such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. These data were reported in a new study1 published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Thiopurines are an established treatment for...

2014-07-29 16:26:15

Researchers Look to Target Gut Microbiome for Treatment and Prevention of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early findings from a major research initiative of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) suggest that specific bacteria play a central role in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The evidence raises the possibility of developing new treatments to target the...

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...

2014-05-15 16:27:54

NEW YORK, May, 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase their long-standing commitment of improving the lives of those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host the first U.S. IBD2020 meeting from May 16(th)- May 18(th) in New Orleans, LA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140515/88144 "IBD2020 USA is a critical meeting of some of the brightest minds who are thinking about both IBD and Quality of...

2014-05-05 08:28:29

Academic and Industry Teams Converge to Focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Advance Innovative Interception and Prevention Strategies SPRING HOUSE, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced today the establishment of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), Prometheus Laboratories Inc. (Prometheus), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Mayo Clinic), Centre Hospitalier Regional...

2014-04-30 23:16:54

Nutraceutical Manufacturer, GI for Life, recommends Vitamin D testing after new study highlights increased risk of cancer in individuals with IBD and low plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25[OH]D) levels. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology explores the linkage between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer (Primarily colon cancer) in a group of 2809 patients with inflammatory bowel diseases...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.