A research team consisting of scientists from two countries has completed a study showing a relationship between a gene and the makeup of gastrointestinal bacteria, a suspected culprit in the development of Crohn's disease.
Around 60,000 Australians live with a chronic inflammation in their bowel causing symptoms like severe cramps, nausea, and even bloody diarrhoea – not to mention a higher risk of bowel cancer.
As per recent information, it has been revealed that Broccoli & Blueberries may prove to be effective in individuals suffering from a variety of digestive issues.
Metallothioneins (MTs) are exceptional candidate genes for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and have formerly been shown to have altered expression in both human & animal studies of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Immune systems have their sinister side, especially when they have not learned how hard to fight. Crohn's Disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases inflict more than a million Americans with unbearable pain and digestive turmoil because of uncontrolled immune responses in the gut.
Scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered some of the key molecular events in the immune system that contribute to inflammatory bowel disease. The results, which help researchers move one step further in their efforts to develop new drugs to treat inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases, are reported in the November 2010 edition of the journal Mucosal Immunology from the Nature Publishing Group.