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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...

2014-07-18 08:25:11

Take Steps Walk Program Helps Fund Key Initiatives for CCFA NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-powered research teams supported by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) are gearing up for an ambitious new goal: developing individualized treatment approaches for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), through their Genetics and Microbiome Research Initiatives. It's fundraising...

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...

2014-06-20 23:05:58

The aim of this webinar is to enable the end-user to select the best model and study design for their research utilising in vivo inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) models. The live broadcast will be taking place on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. EDT / 4 p.m. BST (UK GMT +1). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 This webinar is aimed at improving the end-users’ understanding of pre-clinical in vivo inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) models, addressing issues associated with the various...

Genetic Mapping Of Pig Whipworm May Lead To New Treatments For Autoimmune Disease
2014-06-20 11:20:38

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an international team of researchers, a parasitic worm found in pigs could modify the human immune system to aid in the treatment of autoimmune diseases including inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. The team consisted of 11 institutions from six different countries that presented the whole-genome sequence of the worm and published the study online in Nature Genetics. The human form of the whipworm infects...

2014-06-19 09:35:10

The JAMA Network Journals In a study that included more than 56,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease, use of a popular class of medications known as tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonists was not associated with an increased risk of cancer over a median follow-up of 3.7 years, although an increased risk of malignancy in the long term, or with increasing number of doses, cannot be excluded, according to a study in the June 18 issue of JAMA. Tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)...

2014-06-09 23:07:44

Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar of Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology and Nutrition explains the implications of a new study linking infant health to beneficial gut bacteria to breastfeeding. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 According to a 2014 study led by the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark, infants who are breastfed develop friendly bacteria in the gut, lowering their risk of developing obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and other...

2014-05-26 11:13:00

UT Southwestern Medical Center A microRNA cluster believed to be important for suppressing colon cancer has been found to play a critical role in wound healing in the intestine, UT Southwestern cancer researchers have found. The findings, first discovered in mice and later reproduced in human cells, could provide a fresh avenue for investigating chronic digestive diseases and for potentially repairing damage in these and other disease or injury settings. "We identified a novel role...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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