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New hope for inflammatory bowel disease sufferers

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 13:21

A new intravenous antibody medication, vedolizumab has shown positive results for treating both Crohn`s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Effects of exercise on ulcerative colitis explored

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 15:24

A new study indicates that aerobic exercise can be a boon or a bane for patients of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, depending on how it is undertaken.

Pneumonia could now be stopped in its tracks

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 11:23

Scientists have discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it, leading to increased survival and improved lung function in animal models of pneumonia.

71 new genes behind inflammatory bowel disease uncovered

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 09:19

A new study has identified 71 additional genetic associations for inflammatory bowel disease (IB), many of which have been previously implicated in other immune-related disorders, including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis.

Glenmark enters phase II trial for new drug molecule

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 17:53

Drug maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said it has entered the phase II clinical trials for its new drug molecule aimed at treating ulcerative colitis.

Western diet `may change gut bacteria`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 16:43

Certain saturated fats that are common in the modern Western diet can initiate a chain of events leading to complex immune disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases in people with a genetic predisposition.

Exposure to dirt in childhood promotes immunity

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 11:00

The concept of exposing infants to germs in order to build up immunity is known as the hygiene hypothesis.

Potential new target for treatment of colitis identified

Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010, 00:00

Scientists have identified potential new target for treatment of colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases.

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