Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Researchers Recreate Stem Cells From Deceased Patients to Study Present-Day Illnesses
    Cedars-Sinai team remakes brain and gut stem cells in a dish to test potential therapies for debilitating and fatal diseases. ...More
    December 8, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Do Doctors Underestimate Severity of IBD?
    A recent web-based survey of 200 gastroenterologists found that most physicians underestimated the severity of moderate or severe inflammatory bowel disease, specifically Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC), when using clinical indices to evaluate a ...More
    October 24, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Proactive Monitoring Of IBD Drug May Prolong Effectiveness
    Proactive monitoring and dose adjustment of infliximab, a medication commonly used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), could improve a patient’s chances of having a long-term successful response to therapy, a pilot observational study at Beth Israel Deaconess ...More
    September 16, 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
  • Crab and Other Crustacean Shells May Treat IBD
    Yoshimi Shibata, PhD, professor of biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has received a $380,552 grant from the National Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...More
    July 11, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Disruption of Circadian Rhythms May Contribute to IBD
    A disruption of circadian rhythms, when combined with a high-fat, high-sugar diet, may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease and other harmful conditions, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The study is online at the ...More
    May 23, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Study Explores Wellness of Kids with IBD
    Recent research sponsored by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (CCFA) provides a snapshot of the health and well-being of children and adolescents living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). This research was presented at the 2013 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel ...More
    December 23, 2013 Posted in News
  • New Drug May Help Common Bowel Disease
    ADELAIDE, Australia—An international team led by University of Adelaide researchers has identified the mechanism of pain relief of a new drug for treating irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), based on nonclinical studies, and quantified its effectiveness in ...More
    October 31, 2013 Posted in News
  • IBD Patients at Higher Risk for Stroke and Heart Attack
    ROCHESTER, Minn.—Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at an increased risk of stroke and heart attack according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. ...More
    October 23, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Researchers Make Gains on IBD and IBS Testing and Causes
    SAN DIEGO―A blood-test could easily determine whether a patient is suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eliminating the need for extensive and expensive dialogistic testing in order to rule out more serious conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ...More
    October 23, 2013 Posted in News