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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...

2013-09-24 23:19:33

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: World Drug Market 2013-2023. London (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Report Details Medicines for bowel inflammation - you explore R&D and potential sales What's the future for treating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)? Visiongain's updated report gives you revenue predictions from 2013, helping you stay ahead. There you find financial results, R&D trends, opportunities, and potential...

2013-08-26 10:36:50

Model including dozens of mutations helps clarify genetic factors involved in Crohn's disease A statistical model accounting for dozens of different genes in combination—and the interactions between them—is an important step forward in understanding the genetic factors affecting the risk of Crohn's disease (CD), reports a study in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, official journal of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams...

2012-06-18 11:28:54

Scientists have found a master regulator gene needed for the development of M cells, a mysterious type of intestinal cell involved in initiating immune responses. M cells act like "conveyor belts," ingesting bacteria and transporting substances from the gut into Peyer's patches, specialized tissues resembling lymph nodes in the intestines. Better knowledge of M cells' properties could aid research on oral vaccines and inflammatory bowel diseases. A team of researchers at Emory...

2012-06-18 11:01:12

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have identified commensal bacteria in the human intestine that produce a neurotransmitter that may play a role in preventing or treating inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease. "We identified, to our knowledge, the first bifidobacterial strain, Bifidobacterium dentium, that is capable of secreting large amounts of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This molecule is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the...

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....

2011-01-18 18:57:29

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have for the first time shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D deficiency. The findings, which currently appear on-line in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, also showed that the only way to determine absorption efficiency is to perform a vitamin D bioavailability test. Vitamin D is ingested in the diet as well as synthesized in the...

2010-10-12 13:41:23

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a novel approach for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Delivering short strands of RNA into cells has become a popular research area because of its potential therapeutic applications, but how to deliver them into targeted cells in a living organism has been an obstacle. In the Oct. 10 advance online edition of the journal Nature...

2010-05-07 09:42:33

Young people with inflammatory bowel diseases have low bone mass and poor bone architecture compared to healthy people of the same age, placing them at increased risk of fracture A team of scientists from the University Hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne have shown that young people with inflammatory bowel diseases have low bone mass and poor bone architecture compared to healthy people of the same age, placing them at increased risk of fracture. Inflammatory bowel disease is a general term...

2010-03-18 14:27:27

Signals released by immune cells during a bout of inflammatory bowel disease interfere with intestinal cells' ability to regenerate. Yet people with inflammatory bowel diseases have a significantly higher risk of developing colon cancer: a hyper-activation of growth in those same intestinal cells. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a feedback loop involving a growth-regulating circuit in intestinal cells, which helps explain these apparently contradictory...


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