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New Crohn’s patients show imbalance in gut microbes

Microbiome analysis reveals increase in pathogenic bacteria, drop in beneficial microbes A multi-institutional study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad...

Study: Probiotics do not prevent relapse in Crohn’s disease patients

Despite previous data showing beneficial effects, the probiotic Saccharomuces boulardii (S. boulardii) does not prevent clinical relapse in patients with Crohn's disease, according to...

Link shown between Crohn’s disease and virus

A new study reveals that all children with Crohn's disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus – an enterovirus – in their...

Inflammatory cues modulate goblet cell products important for intestinal barrier...

In a paper published in the December 2011 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, a team of scientists at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign led by Rex Gaskins, PhD have demonstrated that both microbial and host inflammatory factors modul...

Research links 29 genome regions with common form of inflammatory bowel...

An international team of researchers has made new links between 29 regions of the genome and ulcerative colitis -- a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The new findings increase the total number of genome regions known to be associate...

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