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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,...

2011-07-06 13:00:00

NEW YORK, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronado Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel immunotherapy agents for inflammatory diseases and cancer, today announced that it closed a $25.8 million Series C financing led by National Securities Corporation. Coronado plans to use the proceeds from the financing to advance its pipeline, including funding a Phase II study of the company's lead development candidate, CNDO-201 for the treatment of Crohn's Disease and a Phase I/II...

2011-06-22 02:00:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Primary Endpoint Met Lipid Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, today announced positive topline results from a Phase IIb clinical trial with its lead product, LT-02, in patients with ulcerative colitis. LT-02 is a controlled release formulation of phosphatidylcholine that has been specifically designed to treat ulcerative colitis by improving the barrier...

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,...

2011-06-05 08:36:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chuck Wielgus, Executive Director of USA Swimming, was named this year's Great Comebacks® National Award recipient at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society's 43rd Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The Great Comebacks® Program, which provides support for people living with intestinal diseases that can lead to ostomy surgery, annually honors outstanding...

2011-06-02 15:56:26

The first study of the social and ethical issues associated with a provocative approach to treatment for ulcerative colitis has found that the majority of potential patients are eager for what is now called "fecal microbiota transplantation" to become available, although many have concerns about donor selection, screening, and methods of delivery. Bacterial aggregates derived from fecal matter have been used sporadically to treat gastrointestinal disease for more than 50 years. These were...

2011-06-01 00:06:48

On June 25, 2011 the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host a Zumbathon. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 On June 25, 2011 at the LifeSport Fitness Resource Center in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host a Zumbathon, the nation's second event of its kind dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two painful,...

2011-05-23 22:30:56

Many people tout the beneficial effects of probiotics in preventing and/or treating several intestinal diseases, including ulcerative colitis. Although there have been few, if any, good clinical studies evaluating the clinical efficacy of probiotics, preclinical data suggest that probiotics and approaches utilizing probiotic-derived products could be effective therapies for acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders. In this context, a team of researchers, led by Fang Yan, at Vanderbilt...

2011-05-18 00:01:30

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is hosting a live webinar for caregivers, pediatric healthcare professionals, and children and teens with Crohn's disease to address critical issues about managing and coping with disease. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2011 WHO: This live and interactive webinar will be of interest to children and teens with Crohn's disease, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals. WHAT: The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is hosting an...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) HUMIRA® (adalimumab) met its primary endpoint of clinical remission in a Phase III study of adult patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. Results were presented at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) scientific conference in Chicago. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and ulceration in the lining of the colon or large intestine. It is estimated...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
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