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

New approach harnesses disease-causing proteins to combat cancer

New approach harnesses disease-causing proteins to combat cancer

Researchers discover specific blood biomarker that predicts kidney transplant rejection

Researchers discover specific blood biomarker that predicts kidney transplant rejection

Study reveals new routes to potential treatments for chronic inflammatory conditions

Study reveals new routes to potential treatments for chronic inflammatory conditions

Some nutritional supplements may help prevent or mitigate COVID-19 severity

Some nutritional supplements may help prevent or mitigate COVID-19 severity

Whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans reveals a different genetic risk landscape

Whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans reveals a different genetic risk landscape

How have COVID-19 pandemic school closures impacted the health of children globally?

How have COVID-19 pandemic school closures impacted the health of children globally?

Nanotherapy shows potential for treating severe Crohn's disease

Nanotherapy shows potential for treating severe Crohn's disease

Researchers study host and viral transcriptomes in tandem to shed light on SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers study host and viral transcriptomes in tandem to shed light on SARS-CoV-2 infection

Novel method instructs immune cells to help repair damaged tissues in the intestine

Novel method instructs immune cells to help repair damaged tissues in the intestine

Gut fungi teach the immune system how to respond to their dangerous relatives

Gut fungi teach the immune system how to respond to their dangerous relatives

Discovery of ‘Achilles heel’ in gut bacteria may lead to targeted therapies for Crohn’s disease

Discovery of ‘Achilles heel’ in gut bacteria may lead to targeted therapies for Crohn’s disease

Ancestral components of human gut microbiota are fundamental to health

Ancestral components of human gut microbiota are fundamental to health

New diagnostic imaging tool measures naturally occurring enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract

New diagnostic imaging tool measures naturally occurring enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract

Delaying colonoscopy after an abnormal stool test can have major consequences

Delaying colonoscopy after an abnormal stool test can have major consequences

Colchicine may have therapeutic potential against COVID-19

Colchicine may have therapeutic potential against COVID-19

New partnership to develop test for predicting disease course in pediatric Crohn's patients

New partnership to develop test for predicting disease course in pediatric Crohn's patients

Study: Sugar substitute doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults

Study: Sugar substitute doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults

Researchers develop a novel, patient-derived model of ulcerative colitis

Researchers develop a novel, patient-derived model of ulcerative colitis

Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

Higher BMI linked to increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Higher BMI linked to increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection