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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...

2014-07-23 08:27:58

What Will Your Challenge Be? NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's endurance training and fundraising program, Team Challenge, is thrilled to unveil its upcoming race portfolio with 11 great endurance events scheduled this winter including: -- TriRock San Diego - September 21 -- IRONMAN Chattanooga - September 28 -- Chicago Marathon - October 14 (limited entries) -- New York Marathon - November 1 (limited entries) --...

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 20:22:34

Local New York team is forming to prepare runners and walkers for the ultimate tour of Vegas NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual Rock 'n 'Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is taking place on Sunday, November 16, 2014. "Team Challenge prepares participants to run or walk a half marathon while helping to raise necessary funds for research, education, and support for the 1.4 million Americans suffering...

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...

2014-06-16 13:04:56

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Parasitic worm genome and biology provides a solid basis for the development of new interventions Researchers have deduced essential biological and genetic information from the genome sequence of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects hundreds of millions of people in developing countries. This information acts as the foundation for the development of new strategies and treatments against this debilitating parasite. The whipworm is...

2014-06-16 12:29:02

DEERFIELD, Ill., and OSAKA, Japan, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., today announced the United States (U.S.) commercial availability of a new biologic therapy, ENTYVIO((TM) )(vedolizumab), for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD). "We understand how a great need still exists for additional treatment options...

2014-05-28 16:27:04

ROME, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Tau announces that Synacthen (R) (tetracosactide hexa-acetate salt) is now available again in most of the European countries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140528/689733 ) Manufacturing challenges connected to tetracosactide over the past months caused the shortage of -Synacthen(R)- for patients throughout Europe and Sigma-Tau has devoted all its efforts in reestablishing the supply chain into these...


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