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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Scientists uncover key details of an immune-cell process that underlies excessive inflammation

Scientists uncover key details of an immune-cell process that underlies excessive inflammation

Public-private collaboration receives grant for research on microbiota-boosted cancer therapy

Public-private collaboration receives grant for research on microbiota-boosted cancer therapy

Higher levels of microbiota engraftment linked to greater chances of transplantation success

Higher levels of microbiota engraftment linked to greater chances of transplantation success

Antibiotics accelerate metastatic bone growth in mice with melanoma by depleting intestinal flora

Antibiotics accelerate metastatic bone growth in mice with melanoma by depleting intestinal flora

Recent literature reports on the role of the gut microbiome on human health and its effect on diseases

Recent literature reports on the role of the gut microbiome on human health and its effect on diseases

Scientists develop a model human gut microbiome

Scientists develop a model human gut microbiome

Discovery sheds light on an important aspect of gut health and mucosal immunity

Discovery sheds light on an important aspect of gut health and mucosal immunity

High-quality human clinical trials needed to determine the benefits of CBD for heart disease patients

High-quality human clinical trials needed to determine the benefits of CBD for heart disease patients

Researchers identify multiple genes and rare variants linked with Crohn's disease susceptibility

Researchers identify multiple genes and rare variants linked with Crohn's disease susceptibility

How does the human gut microbiome impact menopause?

How does the human gut microbiome impact menopause?

Optimized human small intestinal organoids can help better study the functioning of small intestines

Optimized human small intestinal organoids can help better study the functioning of small intestines

World's first-in-human research using organoid transplantation yields good results

World's first-in-human research using organoid transplantation yields good results

Consumption of ultra-processed foods increases risk of COVID-19

Consumption of ultra-processed foods increases risk of COVID-19

Researchers report the effects of a common Japanese herbal remedy on colitis

Researchers report the effects of a common Japanese herbal remedy on colitis

No one-size-fits-all AI program exists for all preventive treatments

No one-size-fits-all AI program exists for all preventive treatments

New method helps identify which gut microbes most likely contribute to inflammatory diseases

New method helps identify which gut microbes most likely contribute to inflammatory diseases

Oral chlorophyllin supplement alleviates inflammatory bowel disease

Oral chlorophyllin supplement alleviates inflammatory bowel disease

How ultraprocessed foods affect gut microbiome and health

How ultraprocessed foods affect gut microbiome and health

Research suggests a new nanomedicine strategy for treatment of IBD patients

Research suggests a new nanomedicine strategy for treatment of IBD patients

Researchers identify mechanistic principles for engineering antibodies to enhance cadherin adhesion

Researchers identify mechanistic principles for engineering antibodies to enhance cadherin adhesion