Mechanisms of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis, is characterized by chronic intestinal inflammation due to a complex interaction of genetic determinants, disruption of mucosal barriers, aberrant inflammatory signals, loss of tolerance, and environmental triggers. Importantly, the incidence of pediatric IBD is rising, particularly in children younger than 10 years. In this review, […]

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Top Posts of IBD Awareness Week 2015


The first week in December is internationally known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Awareness Week. Designed to spread knowledge and awareness of the often “invisible” disease of IBD, thousands of people shared stories and information using the hashtags #IBDAware and #IBDAwarenessWeek. Below are some of the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics’ favorite posts from […]

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