Abivax Begins Enrollment in Phase 2b Study of Experimental Ulcerative Colitis Treatment
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Abivax Begins Enrollment in Phase 2b Study of Experimental Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

According to a press release from French biotechnology company Abivax, the Company has successfully begun recruitment for its phase 2b clinical study of ABX464, its experimental once-a-day ulcerative colitis medication.…

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Editing Gut Bacteria Was Able to Curb Colorectal Cancer in Mice
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Editing Gut Bacteria Was Able to Curb Colorectal Cancer in Mice

According to a story from EurekAlert!, a team of researchers affiliated with UT Southwestern were successfully able to curtail inflammation-associated colorectal cancer in mice by precisely editing the animals' gut…

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As the Rate of Ulcerative Colitis Diagnoses Grows, its Clear More Research is Needed

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is actually a term used to classify a few different conditions. Two of these are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  These are rare…

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Biosimilar Drug for Ankylosing Spondylitis gets Approved by the FDA
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Biosimilar Drug for Ankylosing Spondylitis gets Approved by the FDA

According to a story from Ankylosing Spondylitis News, the drug Hadlima, which is a biosimilar to the drug Humira (adalimumab), was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration…

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New Intestinal Tissue “Atlas” Provides In-Depth Info About Ulcerative Colitis
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New Intestinal Tissue “Atlas” Provides In-Depth Info About Ulcerative Colitis

According to a story from the Broad Institute, there are still many mysteries to uncover related to inflammatory bowel diseases, which includes the rare form ulcerative colitis. The understanding of…

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Canadian Study Indicates That Prescribing Practices of Infliximab for Ulcerative Colitis Need Amendment

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is the overarching term for both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. In Canada, there are around 270,000 individuals living with the one of…

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Miracles for Millions and the People Who Created Them

  According to a recent article in MedicalXpress, the story begins fifty years ago with the grim statistics that a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) would not survive longer than…

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A New Potential Drug Target for Inflammatory Diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis Discovered

Claudia Stäubert and her team of researchers at the University of Leipzig have just reported noteworthy findings which could impact the future treatment of inflammatory diseases. Lactic acid bacteria, or…

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Ulcerative Colitis Patients are at Higher Risk for Liver Disease, Study Finds
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Ulcerative Colitis Patients are at Higher Risk for Liver Disease, Study Finds

According to a story from MD Magazine, a recent study that was presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019 suggests that patients with ulcerative colitis, a rare form of inflammatory bowel…

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Innovative New Test Could Allow for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients to Receive More Personalized Treatment
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Innovative New Test Could Allow for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients to Receive More Personalized Treatment

According to a story from EurekAlert!, a team of scientists affiliated with the University of Cambridge have pioneered a new test that could herald a new development in the treatment…

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Wellness Chatbot Starts 6-Week Test Run
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Wellness Chatbot Starts 6-Week Test Run

According to an article from CW associate WBCB, Dutch startup Nori Health has started open enrollment in the six-week test of its eponymous experimental chatbot, Nori. Nori aims to help…

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Edible Antibodies Halt E. Coli in Pigs, Could Help End Overuse of Antibiotics

According to a publication at BioPortfolio, Belgian researchers are developing an orally-administered antibody medication for patients living with gastrointestinal disorders. In most cases, antibodies are injected into the bloodstream for…

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Despite New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapies, Difficulty Treating Persists
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Despite New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapies, Difficulty Treating Persists

In a recent video interview with Healio, Dr. David Rubin recapped some of his discussion at the 2019 Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit. At the summit, he and his colleagues spoke about…

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This Doctor is Working Towards the Approval of Fecal Microbial Transplants
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This Doctor is Working Towards the Approval of Fecal Microbial Transplants

According to a story from VC Reporter, Dr. Sabine Hazan-Steinberg is a true believer in the medical capabilities of fecal microbial transplant (FMT). Despite the fact that this procedure has…

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Simple Blood Test Could Prevent Serious Side Effects for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the collective term used to describe ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These conditions cause diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fatigue, weight loss, and rectal bleeding. These…

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The Oshi App: A New Way to Track Your Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an autoimmune condition which causes inflammation throughout the digestive tract. There are two main forms of the condition- Crohn's disease and the…

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This Website Hopes to Help Women With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Healthy Pregnancies
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This Website Hopes to Help Women With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Healthy Pregnancies

According to a story from Reuters, a new website developed by the American Gastroenterological Association is meant to help women that have inflammatory bowel disease have safe and healthy pregnancies.…

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New Research Reveals Unique Microbial Characteristics in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
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New Research Reveals Unique Microbial Characteristics in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

According to a story from news-medical.net, a team of researchers have found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease display distinct changes to the makeup of bacteria that live in their…

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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Achieved a 32 percent Remission in Ulcerative Colitis

UPI Health News recently reported that a study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that fecal microbiota transplantation resulted in a 32 percent remission rate in patients…

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National Geographic Features Innovative Research That Will Advance Precision Medicine

Perhaps the most difficult thing about rare disease research is that not only do the conditions affect only a small portion of the population, but like every diagnosis, they affect…

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Girl With Several Rare Diagnoses Releases Book About Her Life
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Girl With Several Rare Diagnoses Releases Book About Her Life

According to a story from The Straits Times, Nicole Lim, who recently turned eighteen, learned that she had three different rare diseases when she was just thirteen years old. Getting…

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