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

Increasing your risk of IBD through processed food

Increasing your risk of IBD through processed food

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

IgA deficiency results in substantial intestinal inflammation, study reveals

IgA deficiency results in substantial intestinal inflammation, study reveals

Ultra-processed foods increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Ultra-processed foods increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Fungi that live in the gut may be equally important in health and disease

Fungi that live in the gut may be equally important in health and disease

Study sheds new light on why some people may be more prone to serious gum infection

Study sheds new light on why some people may be more prone to serious gum infection

Fungi and bacteria in the gut may equally impact human health and disease severity

Fungi and bacteria in the gut may equally impact human health and disease severity

Ultra-processed food intake associated with increased risk of IBD

Ultra-processed food intake associated with increased risk of IBD

New approach that uses machine learning could transform drug development

New approach that uses machine learning could transform drug development

Fecal transplant and fiber supplementation can benefit patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome

Fecal transplant and fiber supplementation can benefit patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome

Stool transplant may be worth exploring as treatment option for COVID-19

Stool transplant may be worth exploring as treatment option for COVID-19

New method to transport RNA-based drugs to subpopulation of immune cells

New method to transport RNA-based drugs to subpopulation of immune cells

Sunflower peptide identified as a potential drug for treating abdominal pain

Sunflower peptide identified as a potential drug for treating abdominal pain

Researchers develop engineered yeast probiotic for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers develop engineered yeast probiotic for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Yeast-derived polysaccharide mixture effectively inhibits the onset, progression of immune disorders

Yeast-derived polysaccharide mixture effectively inhibits the onset, progression of immune disorders

Switching to a balanced diet restores gut health and suppresses skin inflammation

Switching to a balanced diet restores gut health and suppresses skin inflammation

Stents inspired by kirigami could deliver drugs to tubular organs

Stents inspired by kirigami could deliver drugs to tubular organs

Kirigami-inspired stent to improve drug delivery for diseases that affect tubular organs

Kirigami-inspired stent to improve drug delivery for diseases that affect tubular organs

Study: COVID-19 vaccines safe for IBD patients

Study: COVID-19 vaccines safe for IBD patients