Bowel disease breakthrough as researchers make ‘holy grail’ discovery


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4 Jun 2021
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Bowel disease is pretty horrible, so this is a very welcome advance.

Researchers have discovered a major driver of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and several other immune disorders that affect the spine, liver and arteries, raising hopes for millions of people worldwide.

The breakthrough is particularly exciting because the newly found biological pathway can be targeted by drugs that are already used, with work under way to adapt them to patients with IBD and other conditions.

“What we have found is one of the very central pathways that goes wrong when people get inflammatory bowel disease and this has been something of a holy grail,” said Dr James Lee, the group leader of the genetic mechanisms of disease laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute in London.



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13 Apr 2022
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This is an amazing breakthrough and I hope researchers will continue to make progress in medicine on these debilitating and often life threatening conditions.
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