Ulcerative colitis

New methods for genetics analyses and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease

The two most common types of inflammatory bowel diseases are ulcerous colitis and Crohn’s disease. These are diagnosed by camera inside the gut, and by investigating small samples of the gut (biopsies). The diagnosis is often difficult, and if the wrong diagnosis is made, there may be severe consequences for the patients, because the treatments and medications are different between ...

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Gut reaction: Repeated food poisoning triggers chronic disease

A startling discovery published in the journal Science reveals how your past history of minor bacterial infections can add up with age to cause a severe inflammatory disease. Small bacterial infections that may go unnoticed and which the body easily clears without treatment, such as occurs during mild food poisoning, nevertheless can start a chain of events that leads to ...

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