Scientists construct first predictive model of inflammatory bowel disease

An in-depth, multi-omics approach to characterizing the immune component of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been revealed by researchers. These results provide new insights into the biologic networks involved in IBD with potential to identify new targets and eventually novel interventions for the treatment of patients living with IBD.

Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in offspring

When mice that are genetically susceptible to developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were given antibiotics during late pregnancy and the early nursing period, their offspring were more likely to develop an inflammatory condition of the colon that resembles human IBD, report scientists.