Crohn's Disease

  • FDA Approves HUMIRA for Pediatric Crohn's Disease
    AbbVie recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved HUMIRA (adalimumab) for reducing signs and symptoms, and achieving and maintaining clinical remission, in pediatric Crohn's disease patients 6 years of age and older when certain other ...More
    October 10, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Study Shows Epigenetic Changes in Children with Crohn's
    A new study finds a wide range of epigenetic changes—alterations in DNA across the genome that may be related to key environmental exposures—in children with Crohn's disease (CD), reports Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, official journal of the Crohn's & Colitis ...More
    September 1, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Pain Treatments Less Effective for Those with Irritable Bowel
    University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. ...More
    August 28, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders, Procedures
  • Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?
    It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us―which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold―may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity. ...More
    August 18, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Scientists Identify Proteins Involved in Crohn's Disease
    University of Delaware researchers have identified a protein, hiding in plain sight, that acts like a bodyguard to help protect and stabilize another key protein, that when unstable, is involved in Crohn’s disease. The fundamental research points to a possible pathway ...More
    July 18, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • New Research on Drug Resistance in Crohn's Disease
    Two-thirds to three-quarters of the estimated 700,000 Americans living with Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune condition that can disrupt the entire gastrointestinal tract, will require surgery at some point during their life. Patients and physicians often turn to this surgical ...More
    January 9, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Crohn's Researcher Wins Gene Sequencing Grant
    BALTIMORE―Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Steven Brant, MD, has received a corporate in-kind grant to further his research into the genetics of Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder that tends to run in families and afflicts an estimated 500,000 Americans. ...More
    October 29, 2013 Posted in News
  • Genes Affect Risk of Crohn's Disease
    PHILADELPHIA—A statistical model accounting for dozens of different genes in combination and the interactions between themis an important step forward in understanding the genetic factors affecting the risk of Crohn's disease. ...More
    August 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • Foundation Releases Report on Future of Crohn's and Colitis
    PHILADELPHIA—Every five years, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) gathers top researchers in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to set the research agenda for the next five years. The findings and recommendations of these expert workgroups are presented in ...More
    March 27, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Survey Explores Monitoring Methods for Crohn's
    YOQNEAM, Israel―Given Imaging Ltd., the maker of PillCam® capsule endoscopy, today announced the results of Crohn's Voices, an online survey of Crohn's patients about their understanding of their condition, their approach to managing their condition with their physician, ...More
    December 6, 2012 Posted in News