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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...

2013-06-25 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...

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Is A Unique Condition
2013-04-22 05:10:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using DNA genotyping technology, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have determined that primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare autoimmune disease affecting the liver, is a unique condition and not a complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). “Before our study, it was never quite clear whether PSC was a complication of IBD or a distinct disease in its own right. We have proven it to be a unique...

2013-02-08 10:44:20

Research is the first to shed light on how harmful gut bacteria thrive in the intestine Scientists have long puzzled over why “bad” bacteria such as E. coli can thrive in the guts of those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), causing serious diarrhea. Now UC Davis researchers have discovered the answer–one that may be the first step toward finding new and better treatments for IBD. The researchers discovered a biological mechanism by which harmful bacteria grow, edge...


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