Genome-wide association study reveals potential genes behind diverticular disease
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  November 19, 2018  
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 Genome-wide association study reveals potential genes behind diverticular diseaseGenome-wide association study reveals potential genes behind diverticular disease
 
More than half of adults in the Western hemisphere over the age of 40 have small bulging pouches inside their intestine known as diverticula. Caused by weakening of the outer lining of the intestine, these pouches are typically harmless.
 
   Intestinal Mycoplasma and Crohn's DiseaseIntestinal Mycoplasma and Crohn's Disease
 
Crohn’s disease is not limited to a certain part of the gastrointestinal tract and can affect any part of the tract. Crohn’s disease is most commonly seen in young adults, but can affect people of any age.
 
   Artificial sweetener sucralose worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's diseaseArtificial sweetener sucralose worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease
 
In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's-like disease, but had no substantive effect on those without the condition.
 
 Study pinpoints new marker that can predict Crohn’s disease subtype
 
Study pinpoints new marker that can predict Crohn’s disease subtypeCrohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestinal tract, has emerged as a global disease, with rates steadily increasing over the last 50 years.
 
 
 Cannabis oil shown to significantly improve Crohn’s disease symptoms
 
Cannabis oil shown to significantly improve Crohn’s disease symptomsIn the first study of its kind, cannabis oil has been shown to significantly improve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and the quality of life of sufferers but, contrary to previous medical thinking, has no effect on gut inflammation.
 
 
 International research collaboration finds genetic mutation linked to Crohn's disease
 
International research collaboration finds genetic mutation linked to Crohn's diseaseA genetic mutation was found to be associated with Crohn's disease. The discovery was made by international research collaboration and was published in the prestigious journal Science Translational Medicine.
 
 
 Clinical trial to use stem cell transplants for treating Crohn's disease
 
Clinical trial to use stem cell transplants for treating Crohn's diseaseA clinical trial has begun which will use stem cell transplants to grow a new immune system for people with untreatable Crohn's disease - a painful and chronic intestinal disease which affects at least 115,000 people in the UK.
 
 
 Colorectal Cancer and Crohn’s Disease
 
Colorectal Cancer and Crohn’s DiseaseThe hallmarks of cancer – the characteristic features of cancer formation - include sustaining cell division even after it is no longer needed, as well as evasion of growth suppressor molecules.
 
 
 Study reveals factors linked to the development of Crohn's disease
 
Study reveals factors linked to the development of Crohn's diseaseHow cells talk to each other, and what they say, has long held fascination for Seema Khurana, professor of biology and biochemistry.