Crohn's Disease Spotting The Symptoms

Grant for research
Steven Brant, M.D., the recipient of the grant, has worked to understand Crohn’s since 1996, according to a press release from the university. He has worked to understand the role that genetic mutations play in the development of Crohn’s, which may help develop a cure or new treatments. The grant will help Brant and his fellow researchers perform lab tests to examine genes more closely to find the mutations that cause the disease.

The disease can often be debilitating to those who have it, so an increased understanding of how it works could help researchers better comprehend the issues of those with the chronic condition. A lab test online can diagnose the disease in those who think they may have this condition, so it is important to know the symptoms of this gastrointestinal disease.

Symptoms of Crohn’s
Crohn’s is one of the most common forms of , which is a group of diseases that cause sometimes severe inflammation in the bowels. LiveScience noted that, while Crohn’s can affect any part of the intestines, it generally causes inflammation, sores and ulcers at the end of the large intestine or at the beginning of the small intestine. At this time, Crohn’s has no definitive cause, which is why researchers like Brant are searching the human genome.….

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About Robert Hill

I founded IDEAS Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, from my home base in Vancouver, British Columbia. Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society IDEAS is established to raise public awareness of intestinal diseases in order to help remove the stigmas associated with these illnesses. The programs of IDEAS help children, youth and young adults learn to live full lives, find acceptance and gain confidence.

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