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Investigators at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine discovered that blocking interleukin-1α (IL1α), a protein that controls inflammation in the gut, markedly decreases the severity of intestinal inflammation in a mouse model of Crohn's disease (CD).
Posted: December 17, 2019, 6:41 am
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term that describes many disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These conditions are tied to certain alternations in the gut flora.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 9:31 pm
According to a new study published in the journal Gastroenterology, immune cells of a certain kind which regulate inflammatory processes and even help restore normal gut function after inflammation could be of great use to treat children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Posted: December 11, 2019, 10:29 pm
Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, are linked to abnormalities of the gut microbiota in humans and in animals. Patients generally present reduced bacterial diversity in their intestinal flora along with excessive levels of bacteria that express a protein called flagellin, which favors their mobility.
Posted: December 11, 2019, 7:52 pm
Targeted immunization against bacterial flagellin, a protein that forms the appendage that enables bacterial mobility, can beneficially alter the intestinal microbiota, decreasing the bacteria's ability to cause inflammation and thus protecting against an array of chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a new study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences and the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University.
Posted: December 11, 2019, 2:58 pm
About 1.6 million people in the US alone currently have lifelong and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and 70,000 new cases are diagnosed in the USA each year.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 5:15 pm
Young patients with inflammatory bowel disease are five times more likely than the general population to develop viral infections that can lead to hospitalization or permanent organ damage, a new study published in the UEG Journal has found.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 8:08 pm
A research team led by biomedical scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found that a drug approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis can repair permeability defects in the gut's epithelium.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 8:58 pm
Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares and the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas have identified the protease MT1-MMP as a possible future target for drugs to treat inflammatory bowel disease.
Posted: December 3, 2019, 1:12 pm
Relatively new research findings indicating that the earliest stages of Parkinson's disease (PD) may occur in the gut have been gaining traction in recent years. In a review published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, Tomasz Brudek, PhD, evaluates evidence for the association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and PD and proposes directions for future research.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 7:37 pm