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IBD (Crohn's, Colitis) 'joins' cancer, inflammatory diseases in associated blood vessel growth

Snowmass, Co. (September 13, 2004) Over at least the last decade it has been recognized that the growth of new blood vessels is critical in the pathogenesis of cancer because it increases blood supply to malignant tissue. Relatively recently, a novel pathogenic role of angiogenesis has been established for such chronic inflammatory diseases as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and atherosclerosis....

IBD (Crohn's/ulcerative colitis) conference adds 18 speakers; APS meeting starts Thursday

Snowmass, CO (Sept. 9, 2004) Based on the quality of the volunteered abstracts submitted for presentation, organizers of the American Physiological Society (APS) conference on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) have added 18 speakers to the program Sept. 9-11.... ...The IBD conference, which kicks off in Snowmass, Colorado Sept. 8 with a keynote address by Dr. Daniel Podolsky of the Massachusetts...

Research gives hope to preemies and Crohn's patients

URBANA -- Babies who arrive from eight to twelve weeks early and adults who suffer from Crohn's disease are both at risk for developing short bowel syndrome, a condition that may tie them to an IV for feeding and greatly reduce the quality of their lives --medically, economically, and socially. ... ...Now research in Kelly Tappenden's laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign o...

Flagellation in Crohn disease

The intestinal mucosa is challenged with more bacterial antigens than any other tissue in the body. Previous work has indicated that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) results from maladaptive immune responses to intestinal microbiota. However, identification of microbial antigens underlying such intestinal disorders remains difficult due to the diversity of microflora present in these tissues. Thr...

U of T researchers isolate gene for Crohn's disease

Researchers at the University of Toronto have isolated a gene that predisposes people to Crohn's disease....... "Isolating this gene is a critical step towards improved diagnosis of this disease and developing better therapies for Crohn's sufferers," says Katherine Siminovitch, a U of T professor with the Department of Medicine. She is also a senior scientist at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Inst...

Researchers find first gene that increases risk of Crohn's disease

.A team of researchers from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and others has identified the first genetic abnormality that increases susceptibility to . .In the May 31, 2001, issue of , the researchers report that mutations of Nod2, a gene involved in the immune system's initial response to bacterial infection, significantly increase the risk of Crohn's disease. A companio...

Researchers identify 170 genes involved in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

. . . . Researchers have developed the first genetic profile for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two types of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The feat, reported in the March issue of Human Molecular Genetics, is a key step toward understanding and defining new treatments for IBD, which afflicts millions of Americans. . "Before this study, only a few genes involved in these dis...

New Gene Holds Promise For Controlling Crohn's And Other Inflammatory Diseases

. Researchers At Boston University Goldman School Of Dental Medicine Discover New.Gene . .(Boston, MA) - A new gene involved in common inflammatory diseases, like.rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease, was recently discovered by scientists.at Boston University's School of Dental Medicine.. .The scientists identified the gene that controls production of Tumor Necrosis.Factor alpha (or TNF), a...

NIEHS Finds Protein That Counteracts Inflammation And Wasting That May Target Rheumatoid Arthritis And Crohn's Disease

. Scientists at NIEHS have identified a protein which may help in the.quest for drugs to fight inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis,.Crohn's disease, physical wasting, and graft-versus-host disease. The protein.may help counteract the ill effects when the body produces excessive amounts of.another protein key to fighting infection. . In proper balance, a bodily pro...

New Evidence For Growth Factor Role In Crohns Disease

. A protein molecule that helps regulate body growth may play an important.role in the development and progression of Crohn's disease (CD), a chronic,.incurable, and frequently disabling inflammatory bowel disorder, new research.shows. . Scientists led by Dr. P. Kay Lund, professor of physiology at the.University of North Carolina School of Medicine have used radioactive gene.probes to...

The Many Faces Of Malnutrition In Crohn Disease

This editorial by K.N. Jeejeebhoy emphasizes that Crohn disease is a life-long...disorder with subtle manifestations of malnutrition which affect muscle strength...and sense of well being in spite of clinical remission. Thus, physicians should...continue to provide heightened surveillance for remedial nutritional problems...in patients at all stages of this disease.... ......Corresponding Auth...

Comprehensive Nutritional Status In Patients With Long-Standing Crohn Disease Currently In Remission

Malnutrition is observed frequently and is an important complication in patients with . Crohn disease (CD). The pathophysiology of malnutrition in this disorder is complex. To . obtain a comprehensive picture of nutritional status in patients with long-standing CD . that was clinically in remission, we assessed four measures of nutritional status in 32 . patients (18 women and 14 men) and 32 mat...
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