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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Penn State researcher to study how vitamin D regulates host immunity to viral infection

Penn State researcher to study how vitamin D regulates host immunity to viral infection

Severe COVID-19 complications linked to gut barrier breakdown

Severe COVID-19 complications linked to gut barrier breakdown

Targeting BCAP with new drugs could benefit people with inflammatory bowel disease

Targeting BCAP with new drugs could benefit people with inflammatory bowel disease

Study reveals key role of IL-33 signaling molecule in parasite infections, other health conditions

Study reveals key role of IL-33 signaling molecule in parasite infections, other health conditions

Drugs targeting neutrophils could reduce ARDS in severe COVID-19

Drugs targeting neutrophils could reduce ARDS in severe COVID-19

Study identifies genetic risk for fatal blood clots in IBD patients

Study identifies genetic risk for fatal blood clots in IBD patients

Novel super-activating macrophage receptor could explain hyper-inflammation in severe COVID-19

Novel super-activating macrophage receptor could explain hyper-inflammation in severe COVID-19

Melatonin may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19, study suggests

Melatonin may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19, study suggests

New IBD safety registry established to support the completion of post-marketing safety requirements

New IBD safety registry established to support the completion of post-marketing safety requirements

Johns Hopkins researchers design tiny, star-shaped microdevices to deliver drugs

Johns Hopkins researchers design tiny, star-shaped microdevices to deliver drugs

Study suggests a role for the hypothalamus in genetic susceptibility to IBD

Study suggests a role for the hypothalamus in genetic susceptibility to IBD

Severe ulcerative colitis linked to a newly-discovered strain of oral bacteria

Severe ulcerative colitis linked to a newly-discovered strain of oral bacteria

High-sugar diet can damage the gut’s protective mucus layer, lead to worse colitis

High-sugar diet can damage the gut’s protective mucus layer, lead to worse colitis

Endocannabinoids in the body can help fight intestinal infections

Endocannabinoids in the body can help fight intestinal infections

Study may explain why cannabis plant can reduce symptoms of various bowel conditions

Study may explain why cannabis plant can reduce symptoms of various bowel conditions

Study provides new insights into the microbiomes of pre-industrial agricultural populations

Study provides new insights into the microbiomes of pre-industrial agricultural populations

New AGA report details effectiveness and safety of fecal microbiota transplantation

New AGA report details effectiveness and safety of fecal microbiota transplantation

Researchers identify pathogen responsible for creeping migration of fat in Crohn's patients

Researchers identify pathogen responsible for creeping migration of fat in Crohn's patients

New trial to evaluate anti-TNF drug as a treatment for COVID-19 patients begins

New trial to evaluate anti-TNF drug as a treatment for COVID-19 patients begins

Study shows  tofacitinib drug can repair permeability defects in the intestine

Study shows tofacitinib drug can repair permeability defects in the intestine