Immunology

In colitis patients, skin conditions may originate in the gut

A new study by UC San Francisco researchers reveals how gut inflammation can disrupt not only the digestive system, but also the skin. It's a tale in which the main players are specialized immune cells and the bacterial communities—called ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

E. coli bacteria found to exploit Crohn's disease inflammation

A multi-year study of the role of E. coli gut bacteria in Crohn's disease finds that intestinal inflammation liberates chemicals that nourish the bacteria's growth and promotes its ability to cause inflammation.

Immunology

Deciphering gut microbiome 'chatter' to combat IBD

Around 500,000 people in the UK live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a life-long, chronic condition characterized by sporadic bouts of gut inflammation causing debilitating symptoms. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative ...

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