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"Creeping Fat" in Crohn's Patients Linked to Bacteria

Cedars-Sinai investigators have found that "creeping fat" is actually responding to bacteria that have migrated out of damaged intestines directly into connective tissue.

Discoveries / Mar 02, 2021

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Small Portions, Full Life

After a long journey, Natalie Harris got her life back after receiving personalized treatment at Cedars-Sinai for Crohn's disease. Today, the Texas native says she's in the best sh...

Discoveries / Oct 22, 2020

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Research Closeup: Fungus and Crohn's disease

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have linked a specific gut fungus with Crohn's disease.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 30, 2019

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A Gut Check for Precision Medicine

Philanthropic gifts have allowed Dr. Stephan Targan to build the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute into an investigatory powerhouse and ...

Discoveries / Feb 24, 2019

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Married to the Microbiome

Gastroenterologist Mark Pimentel, MD, and endocrinologist Ruchi Mathur, MD, are not only married, but they’ve also successfully united their two fields of research. Here, they retr...

Discoveries / Feb 20, 2019

Ashkenazi Jews and Crohn's: What's the Connection? teaser image
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Ashkenazi Jews and Crohn's: What's the Connection?

Increased genetic risk factors seen in Ashkenazi populations appear to be rooted in history. Scientists from Cedars-Sinai and 5 other medical centers examined the genetics of 18,74...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 12, 2018

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Sidelining Crohn's Disease

Julia Philbrick is one of the county's most competitive young athletes. It's that winning game plan that helps keep her ahead of her Crohn's disease. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 03, 2018

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Gut Check

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai and Emulate Inc. of Boston have created an AA battery-sized Intestine-Chip that mimics a patient’s real gut activity, bringing personalized treatments cl...

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018

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Living a Life That Isn't Defined By IBD

The most important thing Natalie Harris Brown wishes she could tell everyone diagnosed with Crohn's disease: The way you feel in that moment isn't your "new normal." Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 02, 2018

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New Organ-Chip Can Re-Create Intestinal Cells

The Intestine-Chip could allow researchers to find the best personalized treatment outside of the body.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 04, 2018

IBS or IBD Symptoms: What is the Difference? teaser image
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IBS or IBD Symptoms: What is the Difference?

Both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) cause similar, painful symptoms. However, they're very different conditions. Learn more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 06, 2018