Archive for the 'research' Category

Research: Probiotic to treat inflammatory disease?

Research from the University of Bristol:

Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work. A new study has found a scientific ‘design’ for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease.

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Gene expression profile helps predict IBD prognosis

Symptoms and severity of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can vary greatly between individuals.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine have now identified a gene expression profile that can divide patients with CD and UC into two otherwise undistinguishable subgroups — those with a high incidence of treatment-nonresponsive, frequently relapsing, or chronically active disease and those with mild disease.

This could help doctors and patients better determine the kind of treatment they may wish to pursue. This could be especially relevant if you are concerned about choosing between more aggressive medical therapies and/or more holistic approaches.

Read the report here.

More brain gut connection.

A new study from McMaster University links Lactobacillus rhamnosus to a more relaxed state in mice.

Mice whose diets were supplemented with L. rhamnosus for 6 weeks exhibited fewer signs of stress and anxiety in standard lab tests…


Novel cytokine protects mice from colitis

From University of California San Diego Health System:

Now researchers led by Jesús Rivera-Nieves, MD, of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Division of Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have discovered that expression of a newly identified human cytokine – Interleukin 37 (IL-37) – protects mice from colitis.


Study: Crohn’s imaging with less radiation, cost and complexity

A new study at the Rhode Island Hospital

Shows That MR Enterography [is] as Effective as CT in Diagnosing Crohn’s Disease While Reducing Radiation Exposure

Good news, particularly for those young patients whishing to minimize their lifetime radiation exposure.

Compound in green tea increases regulatory T cells

Why would you care? Because that one compound “found in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of regulatory T cells that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University”.

Green tea is SCD legal, but should be limited to no more than two cups per day.

And here’s your link.

Rush SCD study in need of volunteers

A study at Rush University’s department of Gastroenterology to determine if the SCD changes gut flora is in need of volunteers with IBD that are not on the SCD or similar diets.

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