Category Archives: ulcerative colitis

First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.


Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect as many as 1.6 million Americans. Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have immune systems that attack their own intestines, resulting in inflammation. According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, recent years have seen a steady increase in reported cases of IBD in African-Americans.  Now, researchers at

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