Crohn's Disease News
June 17, 2019

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How Obesity Dulls the Sense of Taste

Previous studies have indicated that weight gain can reduce one's sensitivity to the taste of food. Now a new study shows that inflammation, driven by obesity, actually reduces the number of taste ... read more

Engineering the Gut Microbiome With 'Good' Bacteria May Help Treat Crohn's Disease

Researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. The new study suggests that ... read more

Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis

Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually ... read more

Common Yeast May Worsen IBD Symptoms in Crohn's Disease

During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health. While most studies have focused on bacteria, the dominant ... read more
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Are We Using Biologic Therapy Properly?

The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal ... read more

Some Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis May Be Safer for Patients

Dermatologists found a decreased risk of infection in patients with psoriasis using some of the newer, more targeted medications compared to those taking methotrexate, a drug widely used since the ... read more

Longer Neutrophil Lifespan May Contribute to HIV-Associated Intestinal Inflammation

The increased survival of white blood cells called neutrophils is associated with alterations in the intestinal microbiome of HIV-infected individuals, according to a new ... read more

Immunological Scarring from Celiac Disease

Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with celiac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new ... read more

Interaction Between Immune Factors Triggers Cancer-Promoting Chronic Inflammation

A research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting ... read more

NSAID Impairs Immune Response in Heart Failure, Worsens Heart and Kidney Damage

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely known as pain-killers and can relieve pain and inflammation. Researchers found that treatment with the NSAID carprofen alone triggered ... read more

Interaction Between Bacteria and Immune Cells Protects the Intestinal Barrier

Conditions such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, a poor diet, overuse of certain drugs and stress harm the intestinal barrier and cause inflammation. An international study on mice has ... read more

Cells That Destroy the Intestine

In spite of tremendous advances in treating the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in ... read more

Women With IBD Are at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

A study shows that women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at greater risk of developing a mental illness after giving birth compared to the overall population. Study authors found that more ... read more

Gut Microbiome Regulates the Intestinal Immune System

A new study in mice unveils the role of vitamin A in immune system regulation, a finding that could assist in developing treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as well as vitamin A ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Prostate Cancer

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is the first report to show these men have higher than average PSA values and a ... read more

New Inflammation Inhibitor Discovered

A multidisciplinary team of researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the ... read more

Increased Mortality in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, a study reports. It is therefore ... read more

Immune System's Balancing Act Keeps Bowel Disease in Check

The study showed that the increased presence of a protein responsible for sensing infection -- called NLRP1 -- meant there were fewer good bacteria and anti-inflammatory molecules in the gut, leading ... read more

Protein Produced in Gut Could Stave Off Deadly Bone Marrow Transplant Complication

An antimicrobial protein found in the gut can stave off a common and highly lethal side effect of bone marrow transplants, researchers ... read more

Detecting Epigenetic Signature May Help People Stay Ahead of IBD

Researchers have found an epigenetic signature in patient cells that appears to predict inflammation risk in a serious type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) called Crohn's ... read more

Solving the Gut Inflammation Puzzle

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an umbrella term for a number of gut disorders -- including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease -- remains a clinical challenge. Now, researchers have ... read more

Strawberries Could Help Reduce Harmful Inflammation in the Colon

Inflammatory bowel disease is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhea and fatigue. Researchers are now reporting that a simple dietary intervention could mitigate colonic ... read more

Cannabis Link to Relieving Intestinal Inflammation Explained

Reports from cannabis users that the drug reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may finally be explained by new research showing that endocannabinoids help control and prevent ... read more

A Study Points to New Therapeutic Targets for Tumors Associated With Chronic Inflammation

Scientists report a new mechanism that contributes to the development of inflammation-associated colon cancer and points to new therapeutic ... read more

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