Biomarker Combinations Improved IBD

Researchers determined that shortcomings in current methods to analyze inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the potential for inaccurate conclusions regarding extent of inflammation in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) can be overcome by using several biomarker mechanisms simultaneously.


Common Antibiotics Could Be Linked to Crohns Disease

Researchers found an association between Crohn's disease & antibiotics. Yet, nobody knows what causes Crohns Disease-a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The drug metronidazole and a class of antimicrobials known as quinolones were related to new onset of IBD among a large number of patients who had taken the drugs.


Study Shows Metallothionein Genes has No Association with Crohn's Disease

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.

 Metallothionein Genes
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