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2011-10-20 13:09:47

Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work. A new study has found a scientific 'design' for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease. The research by academics at the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine is published online in the journal PLoS ONE. Most probiotics on the market, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are lactic acid bacteria....

2011-10-20 09:32:37

The intestinal ecosystem is even more dynamic than previously thought, according to two studies by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers published in the latest issue of Science. Taken together, these studies provide a new understanding of the unique intestinal environment and suggest new strategies for the prevention of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and viral infections, the researchers said. "Mammals have evolved ways to limit invasion by the naturally occurring bacteria that...

2011-10-17 22:05:49

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) undergoing surgery may be more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT; blood clot in a deep vein in the thigh or leg) or pulmonary embolism (PE; blood clot in blood vessels in the lungs) following surgical procedures, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "An increased risk of DVT and PE in patients with IBD has been evident for the past 75 years," the authors write as...

2011-08-23 21:35:09

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects more than 1 million patients in North America, results from an uncontrolled immune response triggered by environmental factors, such as bacteria, in people genetically predisposed to the disorder. Ulcerative colitis, or inflammation of the lining of the colon, is one such condition. The aberrant immune response found in IBD is prompted by different cytokines — small signaling proteins secreted by various cells, including immune cells...

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...


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