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2011-08-17 07:17:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) announced today the establishment of its Breakthrough Awards Program, which is designed to enable investigators to further their Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research and increase the likelihood of a breakthrough discovery. These grants are awarded to existing KRF-funded Innovator Award recipients that have demonstrated significant research progress along their proposed "proof of principle"...

2011-08-15 10:52:00

SAN DIEGO and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostics company that is part of Nestle Health Science, and the Medco Research Institute®, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to evaluate the use of Prometheus' Thiopurine Metabolite (PTM) testing for optimizing dosing of 6 mercaptopurine (6MP)...

2011-07-25 10:20:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Idol contestant Casey Abrams is launching a national disease awareness campaign, IBD Icons, to let people know that living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) does not have to stop them from pursuing their dreams. Starting today, people living with IBD will have the opportunity to share how they are achieving their personal goals despite the challenges of their disease at www.IBDIcons.com for a chance to win the title of "IBD...

2011-07-19 11:57:28

Westie Foundation of America reports preliminary research progress in dog breed's health and potential implications The Westie Foundation of America (WFA) announced today preliminary findings in two major studies involving the health of West Highland White Terriers also known as Westies. Findings in these and other studies of Westies and other dogs may hold answers for similar human conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The studies are jointly funded by the WFA and the AKC Canine...

2011-07-12 14:26:00

NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America today announced that it has opened enrollment for CCFA Partners, a comprehensive Internet-based registry designed to study thousands of patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis under a single research initiative. These chronic and often painful digestive diseases, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), affect over 1.4 million Americans. Unlike prior research,...

2011-06-14 05:18:00

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WellApps, Inc. announced today the newest release of GI Monitor, its symptom tracking app for (IBD) Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis. Co-Founder Edward Shin, MD, says, "We're particularly excited about the new release since GI Monitor has recently quadrupled its user-base. This scale is providing some powerful real-time data and we know what an engaged mobile community can mean for patients." One of those patients is Brett Shamosh,...

2011-05-16 17:22:30

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), along with clinicians from Boston Medical Center (BMC), have found gastroenterologist knowledge of the appropriate immunizations to recommend to the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patient is limited. These findings, which currently appear on-line in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, may be the primary reason why the majority of gastroenterologists believe that the primary care provider (PCP) should be responsible for vaccinations....

2011-04-25 08:16:34

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a greater risk of dying if they become infected with Clostridium difficile, according to a new study. IBD, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, causes symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea. Patients with the condition are often sent to the hospital when they experience severe symptoms. The C. difficile infection is not usually fatal in people who are not already severely ill or elderly. British...

2011-04-20 13:14:56

Patients admitted to hospital with inflammatory bowel disease face a sixfold greater risk of death if they become infected with Clostridium difficile, a new study has found Patients admitted to hospital with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face a sixfold greater risk of death if they become infected with Clostridium difficile, a new study has found. The researchers say IBD patients should be screened on admission to protect them from serious illness. IBD, consisting of Crohn's disease and...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.