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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Hospitalization risk high for IBD patients with incomplete COVID-19 vaccinations

Hospitalization risk high for IBD patients with incomplete COVID-19 vaccinations

Microbial characteristics of COVID-19

Microbial characteristics of COVID-19

Using lab-grown stomachs to shed light on the symptoms of COVID-19

Using lab-grown stomachs to shed light on the symptoms of COVID-19

Research may lead to new treatment options for Crohn's disease patients

Research may lead to new treatment options for Crohn's disease patients

Mice study shows how an antimicrobial found in toothpaste can trigger gut inflammation

Mice study shows how an antimicrobial found in toothpaste can trigger gut inflammation

Common member of the gut microbiome found to have specific preference for blood group A antigens

Common member of the gut microbiome found to have specific preference for blood group A antigens

Change in glutathione reductase lowers inflammation in present-day humans

Change in glutathione reductase lowers inflammation in present-day humans

Booster doses of mRNA vaccines improve humoral immunogenicity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Booster doses of mRNA vaccines improve humoral immunogenicity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Strains - not species - of gut bacteria may provide better insights into the microbiome

Strains - not species - of gut bacteria may provide better insights into the microbiome

Are our bowel habits written in our DNA?

Are our bowel habits written in our DNA?

People with IBD accumulate more fecal microplastics, study finds

People with IBD accumulate more fecal microplastics, study finds

A new approach for drugs to be more effective against inflammatory bowel disease

A new approach for drugs to be more effective against inflammatory bowel disease

Weak T-cell clonal response to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in IBD patients deficient in antibody-responders

Weak T-cell clonal response to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in IBD patients deficient in antibody-responders

Symptoms after a third mRNA vaccine among patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Symptoms after a third mRNA vaccine among patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Novel set of immune cells may have the opposite effect in multiple sclerosis, other brain conditions

Novel set of immune cells may have the opposite effect in multiple sclerosis, other brain conditions

Researchers mapping the extent of IBD in the UK are seeking people's help

Researchers mapping the extent of IBD in the UK are seeking people's help

Novel anti-inflammatory drug target identified by CRISPR

Novel anti-inflammatory drug target identified by CRISPR

Bioinformatics analysis identifies pathways involved in intestinal SARS-CoV-2 infection

Bioinformatics analysis identifies pathways involved in intestinal SARS-CoV-2 infection

People taking immunosuppressant produce weaker, shorter-lived antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination

People taking immunosuppressant produce weaker, shorter-lived antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination

Immune response elicited by SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in infliximab and vedolizumab-treated patients with IBD

Immune response elicited by SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in infliximab and vedolizumab-treated patients with IBD