Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an ongoing or chronic health problem that causes inflammation and swelling in the digestive tract. The irritation causes bleeding sores called ulcers to form along the digestive tract. This in turn can cause crampy, abdominal pain and severe bloody diarrhea.
What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition that affects the large intestines, particularly the colon. It is classified as one of the two inflammatory bowel diseases along with Crohn’s disease.

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Latest Inflammatory Bowel Disease News and Research

Polyphenolic compound offers new therapeutic option for chronic inflammatory disorders

Polyphenolic compound offers new therapeutic option for chronic inflammatory disorders

Study finds increased risk of serious complications in children taking oral steroids

Study finds increased risk of serious complications in children taking oral steroids

Study shows lack knowledge about colonoscopy among high-risk patients

Study shows lack knowledge about colonoscopy among high-risk patients

Neuronal connections that trigger insomnia tied to stress-induced changes in the immune system

Neuronal connections that trigger insomnia tied to stress-induced changes in the immune system

Limited gut inflammation in COVID-19

Limited gut inflammation in COVID-19

Dogs' aging mechanism and memory performance linked to gut microbiome composition

Dogs' aging mechanism and memory performance linked to gut microbiome composition

Newly approved drugs in Canada lack key pediatric drug information

Newly approved drugs in Canada lack key pediatric drug information

New cellular pathway protects cells from infection by Ebola virus, coronaviruses

New cellular pathway protects cells from infection by Ebola virus, coronaviruses

Painless magnetic stimulation dramatically reduces episodes of fecal incontinence

Painless magnetic stimulation dramatically reduces episodes of fecal incontinence

Lasting nature of IBD linked to a long-lived immune cell that provokes damaging inflammation

Lasting nature of IBD linked to a long-lived immune cell that provokes damaging inflammation

New computational model can help determine drug viability

New computational model can help determine drug viability

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

Impact training improves bone and muscle health in people with Crohn’s disease

Impact training improves bone and muscle health in people with Crohn’s disease

Anti-inflammatory Tetracycline activity may modulate COVID-19 severity

Anti-inflammatory Tetracycline activity may modulate COVID-19 severity

Early-in-life antibiotic exposure increases susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease

Early-in-life antibiotic exposure increases susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease

Finding the right treatment for people with IBD may soon become easier

Finding the right treatment for people with IBD may soon become easier

Study may lead to more effective treatments for chronic intestinal inflammation

Study may lead to more effective treatments for chronic intestinal inflammation

Chronic inflammation associated with IBD disrupts tissue structure of the colon, study finds

Chronic inflammation associated with IBD disrupts tissue structure of the colon, study finds

UC Riverside scientist to shed light on worm infections that escape detection by immune systems

UC Riverside scientist to shed light on worm infections that escape detection by immune systems

Combining Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use increases risk of pre-IBD

Combining Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use increases risk of pre-IBD