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Tales from the crypt organoid culture

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects 1 in 250 people in the UK. IBD, in the form of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is a long term condition characterised by inflammation of the lining of the gastro-intestinal tract, but the exact triggers of this inflammation aren’t known. The Institute of Food Research, strategically sponsored by the [...]

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Bacteroides cells colonising the gut. Image by Kathyrn Cross and Nikki Horn, IFR

‘Missing’ bacteria in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis patients identified

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park have identified some bacteria that are low in abundance in the gut of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis (UC) patients compared to healthy adults. This finding could be relevant to preventing or managing these conditions to maintain health.

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