Category «Ulcerative Colitis»

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis relapse may be triggered by sleep disturbances

Many people understand the importance of a getting a good night’s sleep, but recent research indicates that two inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis could relapse due to sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances are associated with absenteeism at work, as well as an increased need for healthcare services. Research shows that it is also …

Scientists claim ‘extraordinary’ success with treatment using immune cells to target cancer

Early trials of a potential cancer treatment in which white blood cells are modified to target certain types of the disease have been an “extraordinary” success, scientists said Monday. In one study, 94 percent of participants suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) said their symptoms vanished completely after they were treated with the modified blood cells, …

Cytokine Plays Dual Role In Regulating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Small proteins that affect communication between cells play an important role in regulating inflammation that occurs during inflammatory bowel disease, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Emory University, the University of Michigan and Amgen, a biotechnology company. The researchers compared immune cells in mice with and without intestinal inflammation and identified a new factor, …

Why haven’t we cured inflammatory bowel disease?

David Rubin, MD, Section Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medicine (left) and Russell Cohen, MD, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at UChicago Medicine (right) (Photo: Jean Lachat) David Rubin, MD, recently hosted an information session for patients titled, “Why haven’t we cured Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?” …

First-Ever National Study of Dietary Interventions to Treat Crohn’s Disease Receives Funding

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards CCFA $2.5 million to study diet as a tool for managing Crohn’s disease symptoms NEW YORK, NY – For the first time ever, dietary intervention will be the focus of a major national research study of patients with Crohn’s disease. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announced today …