inflammatory bowel disease
How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
Diana Kwon | Jan 10, 2018
Scientists are beginning to unravel the ways in which we develop a healthy relationship with the bugs in our bodies.
Image of the Day: Brand New Bowel
Image of the Day: Brand New Bowel
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 13, 2017
Using human stems cells and segments of rat intestines, scientists engineer bowels that are capable of absorbing nutrients.
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Andrea Anderson | May 22, 2017
Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.
Key Regulator of Intestinal Homeostasis Identified
Key Regulator of Intestinal Homeostasis Identified
Diana Kwon | Mar 3, 2017
SP140, an epigenetic reader protein mutated in a number of autoimmune disorders, is essential for macrophage function and preventing intestinal inflammation, scientists show. 
Worm Infection Can Improve Gut Health: Study
Worm Infection Can Improve Gut Health: Study
Tanya Lewis | Apr 14, 2016
Parasitic worms promote the growth of beneficial intestinal microbes in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease.
Food Additives Linked to Inflammation
Food Additives Linked to Inflammation
Jenny Rood | Feb 27, 2015
Commonly added to processed foods, emulsifiers are associated with changes in gut microbiome composition and increased inflammation in mice.
The Youngest Victims
The Youngest Victims
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.
Heat Waves May Promote IBD Flares
Heat Waves May Promote IBD Flares
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2013
Higher temperatures are associated with an uptick in inflammatory bowel disease-related hospital admissions.
Gut Microbes Treat Illness
Gut Microbes Treat Illness
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013
Oral administration of a cocktail of bacteria derived from the human gut reduces colitis and allergy-invoked diarrhea in mice.
Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 17, 2012
Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.